Russian Central Military District peacekeeping brigade will be equipped with four types of drones 41610154

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Russian Central Military District peacekeeping brigade will be equipped with four types of drones
The Central Military District /CMD/ peacekeeping brigade will be fully equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles /UAV/ by the end of 2015, the district press service said. "In the fourth quarter of 2015, under the state defense order /SDO/ the brigade will receive more than ten new drones of four types. Following this, the brigade will be fully equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles," the press service noted.
     
The Central Military District /CMD/ peacekeeping brigade will be fully equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles /UAV/ by the end of 2015, the district press service said. "In the fourth quarter of 2015, under the state defense order /SDO/ the brigade will receive more than ten new drones of four types. Following this, the brigade will be fully equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles," the press service noted.Russian-made Leer-3 UAV
     
Under the SDO the units will receive the Orlan-10, Leer-3, Takhion-3 and Eleron-3 UAVs capable of operating day and night in various climates. The total of drones used by the peacekeeping brigade is not disclosed.

Russia’s first peacekeeping brigade was formed in Samara in 2005. It is intended for carrying out a variety of peacekeeping missions on the CIS territory but, if necessary, can operate by the UN mandate beyond the Commonwealth.

Its personnel performed the tasks in Transnistria, Abkhazia and Northern Ossetia, participated in the Peace Mission and Inviolable Fraternity exercises and other defense events.

The Orlan-10 takeoff weight is 14 kg, payload up to 5 kg. The craft is outfitted with a photo camera, gyro-stabilized TV camera and IR imager. The cruising speed is 90 to 150 km/h, practical ceiling 5,000 m, flight endurance 16 h, and operating range up to 120 km from the ground control stations (up to 600 km in a self-control mode).

The drone is powered by an internal combustion engine. It takes off from a collapsible catapult and lands using a parachute.

Leer-3 drone can suppress cellular network signals within a radius of up to 6 km. Takhion-3 and Eleron-3 are man-portable reconnaissance drones.
     
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