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Russian Central Military District's troops now equipped with Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Defence & Security Industry News - Russia
Russian Central Military District's troops now equipped with Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles
Russian Central Military District's military units located in Siberia have received advanced UAVs “Takhion”, the press office of the Russian Armed Forces announced today, Thursday March 12.  "The Takhion drones, the most advanced unmanned aerial vehicles, have entered service at the Russian Central Military District's intelligence units, stationed in Siberia," the press service said. The Takhion drones are expected to boost combat capabilities of Russian reconnaissance troops.
Russian Central Military District s troops now equipped with Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles 640 001Takhion tactical unmanned aerial vehicle entered service in Russia's Central Military District
This type of UAV is developed for aerial reconnaissance at the distances of up to 40 km day and night and in difficult weather conditions. In particular, the UAV remains controllable at wind speeds of 15 m/sec. Moreover “Takhion” can be used as a communication repeater. It operates at the altitudes of up to 4 000 metres above sea level. Operating temperature range is from -30 to +40 degrees Celsius.

The Russian Central Military District receives the new UAVs within the State Defence Order. Their usage will improve combat capabilities of the Central MD reconnaissance units.

In July 2014, Russian military announced the creation of a division of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within a separate peacekeeping motorized rifle formation of the Central Military District deployed in Russia’s Samara Region. According to the information furnished by the press service of the Central Military District, the division of UAVs will make it possible to improve combat capabilities of the formation, control and monitor the areas of peacekeeping operations, as well as conduct reconnaissance under any weather conditions and at any time of day or night.

Under the terms of the Russia's state defence order, the peacekeepers will take delivery of 15 advanced drones, representing various modifications of Orlan, Leer, Takhion and Eleron complexes. It should be noted that the new division will be staffed with contract soldiers, who have undergone special training at the Kolomna-based UAV Center.



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