Western Military District of Russian army to receive Granat and Eleron-3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 11112164

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Western Military District of Russian army to receive Granat and Eleron-3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Russia’s Western Military District has received ten Granat and Eleron-3 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2016, the district’s press office said. Russian armed forces continue to extend the use of UAVs in all military units.
     
Russia’s Western Military District has received ten Granat and Eleron-3 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2016, the district’s press office said. Russian armed forces continue to extend the use of UAVs in all military units. Granat-1 portable reconnaissance UAV of Russian armed forces.
     
"Western Military District units have received another 10 unmanned aerial vehicles, including Granat and Eleron-3 UAVs with advanced electro-optical reconnaissance modules," the press office said.

"Officers of the UAV service have trained more than 100 specialists who are accomplishing reconnaissance tasks and searching for a simulated enemy’s targets both in the daytime and at night in all weather conditions within crews," the press office added.

In all, Western Military District unmanned aerial vehicles have logged more than 700 flight hours in 2016.
Over this period, UAVs took off more than 600 times both in the daytime and at night in all weather conditions.

The unmanned aerial vehicles have enhanced the capabilities of reconnaissance units in the field and helped avoid military personnel and hardware losses in most cases.

The Granat-1 is a portable remotely operated suveillance drone. It has a maximum take-off weight of 2.5 kg offering a payload capacity up to 0.4 kg. It can fly at a maximum speed of 120 km/h with a maximum endurance of 1.3 hours.
     
Russia’s Western Military District has received ten Granat and Eleron-3 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2016, the district’s press office said. Russian armed forces continue to extend the use of UAVs in all military units. Russian-made Eleron-3 reconnaissance UAV.
     
The Eleron-3 is Russian-made reconnaissance UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). The Eleron-3 is a battery powered with maximum takeoff weight of 5.3 kg. It can fly at a speed from 50 to 130 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 25 km.

The Eleron-3 has a flight endurance of up to 2 hours at an altitude from 1,500 to 5,000 meters. It is launched by throwing it and can land by flying close to the ground and shutting its engine off.
     
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