Russia wants strike drones. Technical specification issued

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    Russia wants strike drone April 02, 2012
    Moscow : Russia has issued a technical specification

    development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.

    Tranzas company will build the UAV's on-board electronics as well as its navigation and control systems. The airframe, which will weigh about five tonnes, will be produced by the Kazan-based Sokol design bureau, reported RIA Novosti.

    The new aircraft will have a modular structure, the source said, and will be able to carry various types of equipment and armament.

    Russia's defense ministry sealed contracts worth an estimated 3 billion rubles ($101.9 million) with Tranzas and Sokol in October 2011 for research work into creation of strike and reconnaissance UAVs.

    In late March, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin, told Moscovsky Komsomolets tabloid that strike drones will enter service before 2020. He did not specify how many drones will be acquired.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Russians have realised its potential.

    The trails will be over Chechnya?
     
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    Russians have taken a lot of time to get back their military power, If their nuclear arsenal and strategic forces are not considered ... their conventional forces are faaaaaaaar behind US AND Europe.
     
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    Russians were in talks with Israelis to buy Drones awhile back??
     
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    Another example of Russia trying to put the cart before the horse. Build a capable MALE UAV first, then put a couple missiles on it. It is funny watching them throw money away in UAVs.
     

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