The Technodinamika holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces the first batch of multifunctional helicopter-type unmanned aerial systems.
They are intended for use as flying targets for testing new types of weapons. They are also be used for reconnaissance such as monitoring forest fires, agricultural plantings or transportation of oil products.
In its role as a simulator of air targets, it is is designed to simulate low-speed drones and helicopters when testing prototype and modernized weapons. It includes a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle with a take-off weight of over 300 kg, a ground control point, ground support facilities for the complex and other equipment.
The UAV complex simulates the behavior of air targets, allowing for the testing of new weapons in conditions as close as possible to combat. The use of "target drone" makes it possible to assess the accuracy of guidance and the effectiveness of hitting targets, a Rostec release said today.
“The development contract was received in 2015, and serial production started in 2019. The first batch of new drones with UAVs has already been transferred to the troops. In addition, we have trained specialists in their use, said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of the Tekhnodinamika Holding.
The multifunctional helicopter drones can also be used for example, for monitoring forest fires, agricultural plantings or transportation of oil products. Therefore, we see great potential for its application in the civilian sphere, he added.