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Privately held Russian firm, Kronshtadt Group unveiled a modernized version of Orion medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drone that can loiter for long hours and attack its target from over 30km away, during the ongoing Army-2020 Expo in Moscow.
The drone was upgraded taking into account the experience of its usage by the Ministry of Defense, the company said in a release. The Orion’s load capacity has been increased. It has now entered the category of “reconnaisance-attack drones.”
At the event, the company demonstrated a range of high-precision weapons in the weight of 50 kg and more designed by Kronstadt and other Russian developers. One of the munitions displayed along with the drone is a 50-kg guided UPAB-50S missile intended for destroying personnel and equipment at up to 30 km ranges.