Defence & Security News - Russia
|Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11:55 AM|
|Army of Russia will test the first drone United 40 made in United Arab Emirates.|
Russian army will test the first drone United 40 has announced the CEO of the Company ADCOM Ali Al- Dhaheri. The United 40 is a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle designed and manufactured in United Arab Emirates to carry out real-time combat assessment, special and reconnaissance operations and communications relays.
United 40 UAV at Dubai AirShow 2013, United Arab Emirates.
The United 40 Block 5 model was showed this year at Dubai AirShow in November of this year, and made its first flight test in March.
"The first drone United 40 will arrive in Russia in February. Based on the results of the first tests, the delivery of these unmanned aircraft will increase," said Ali Al- Dhaheri, adding that the parties had agreed the possible purchase of a first experimental batch of these drones.
In 2099, Russia bought to Israel Aerospace Industries a total of 12 drones, two Bird -Eye 400 ( used for reconnaissance by infantry units), eight I -View Mk150 tactical UAVs and two Searcher Mk II (used for intelligence missions with a range of 300 km).
The UNITED 40 is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV, designed and manufactured by ADCOM Systems for strategic missions. The United 40 UAV can carry up to 10 air-to-ground missiles with a delivery range of 60 kilometers and fly for up to 120 hours, according to the Company.
This drone can be equipped with radar and optronic surveillance systems. Four hard points are located under the wings which can be used to carry air-to-surface missiles.