Russian military base in Armenia equipped with Orlan-10 unmanned air reconnaissance vehicles TASS 12910152

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Russian military base in Armenia equipped with Orlan-10 unmanned air reconnaissance vehicles.
Modern Orlan-10 unmanned air reconnaissance vehicles (UARV) have arrived for the Russian military base in Armenia, the Southern Military District’s press office said on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. The reconnaissance unit will use Orlan-10 UARVs to track targets of varying size in high mountainous terrain.
     
Modern Orlan-10 unmanned air reconnaissance vehicles (UARV) have arrived for the Russian military base in Armenia, the Southern Military District’s press office said on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. The reconnaissance unit will use Orlan-10 UARVs to track targets of varying size in high mountainous terrain. The Orlan-10 is an unmanned aerial vehicle produced in Russia at the Special Technological Centre of Saint Petersburg.
     
The UARVs will be also involved in combat training of the military base’s units at the Kakhmud and Alagyaz training ranges.

"Modern Russian-made Orlan-10 reconnaissance systems have arrived for an unmanned aerial vehicle unit of the Southern Military District’s Russian military base stationed in the Republic of Armenia," the press office said.

The unit is currently operating the Navodchik-2 system fielded in 2014.

"Unlike the Navodchik-2 system in service with the unit now, the Orlan-10 system can be used in any weather conditions at ranges of 120-160 kilometers (74.6-99.4 miles) at a maximum altitude of up to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)," the District’s press office said.

The Orlan-10 UARV has a take-off weight of 14 kilograms and a payload mass of up to five kilograms. The UARV is equipped with a camera, a gyro-stabilized television camera and an infrared imager.

The Orlan-10 UARV has a cruising speed of 90-150 km/h (56-93 mph), an operational ceiling of 5,000 meters, flight endurance of 16 hours and a range of up to 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) from the ground control post and up to 600 kilometers (372.8 miles) in the self-contained operational mode.

The Orlan-10 UARV is equipped with an internal combustion engine. The UARV takes off using a collapsible catapult and lands by parachute.
     
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