Russian United Instrument Corporation (UIC) has constructed two prototype versions of reconnaissance and strike drones, “Chirok” and is preparing them for tests, Ria Novosti reported Friday.
There are currently three models of RSF Chirok, one of them is a mock-up copy and the other two are full sized models with a payload weight limit of 300 Kilograms. All the drones are being prepared for flight tests, the unnamed source said.
UIC will be displaying one of the full-size copies during the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) 2015, in Zhukovsky city, in the Moscow Region.
RSD Chirok was developed by the Moscow Research Radio Engineering Institute. The maximum takeoff weight of the drone is 700 kilograms.
The drone can rise to a height of 6,000 meters (approximately 19,600 feet), and has a range of up to 2,500 kilometers (approximately 1,550 miles). Chirok can carry weapons inside the fuselage, improving aerodynamics and stealth characteristics.
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