New UAV from Ukraine
|Sunday, May 18, 2014 08:37 AM|
|Ukraine defense industry presents new national development of unmanned aircraft.|
In the airdrome of Borodianka, Kyiv region, Ukroboronprom State Concern carried out the demonstration of Ukrainian developments in the area of unmanned equipment. It was reported by Concern Temporary Acting Director General, Yuriy Tereshchenko.
Ukraine defense industry performs flight demonstration of new unmanned aircraft.
Following companies participated in the demonstration flights: Spectechnoexport, being a member of Ukroboronprom, and also UAVia specialized enterprise, State Enterprise General Aviation Design Bureau, Zhytomyr military Institute named after S. Korolyov, Institute of weaponry and military equipment of Armed Forces of Ukraine and others.
According to Yuriy Tereshchenko, the developers demonstrated the implementation of reconnaissance mission using BpAK R-100 multipurpose unmanned aviation complex with data transmission in real time mode. This device was made by UAVia’s specialists. Also the capabilities of multi-rotors of national production were demonstrated. In Mr. Tereshenko’s opinion, the facilities are able to enhance significantly the reconnaissance possibilities of Ukrainian force authorities, including those while performing antiterrorist operations.
Two and three-seats hang gliders designed to equip special operation forces were presented in action for consideration of the force authorities’ representatives. These flying vehicles also can be equipped by special unmanned systems for the conduction of reconnaissance and strike missions.
“This is just a part of developments, which can be provided by Ukrainian enterprises. On this stage it is important to integrate the potential into reliable production samples. The necessity of such equipment is extremely high, taking into account the challenges for security of the state,” Yuriy Tereshchenko emphasized.
According to the executive, Concern will identify the optimal strategy in the framework of initiative on equipment of Armed Forces of Ukraine and other force structures with the unmanned facilities. “It is necessary to balance immediate and midterm needs of power-wielding structures of Ukraine, as well as capabilities of public and private companies in terms of development of this equipment. Relevant leading foreign companies should be attracted to the national projects implementation if there is such a need,” Ukroboronprom’s director said.