American UAV "Sky Guardian" overcame the Atlantic for a day
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:59

American UAV MQ-9B “Sky Guardian” successfully had transatlantic flight from the training center for the drone operators in Grand Forks in North Dakota to Gloucestershire in Great Britain. On July 12, 2018, N + 1 reports this information with reference to the press service of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems company, which developed the device.

“Sky Guardian” has flown 6960km for 24 hours and 2 minutes. It is the first transatlantic flight of drone of medium size in the history, as well as the first case, when device under the control of operator which being out of line of sight entered in the airspace of Great Britain.

To the class of medium-altitude UAVs with a long duration of flight, it is customary to include drones, the cruising flight of which takes place at an altitude of 3000 to 9100 meters. Usually the duration of flight of such drones is from 24 to 48 hours, although can be increased as new engines and composite materials are developed. The height of cruise flight "Sky Guardian" is 7500 meters. The device can reach speeds of up to 210 knots (388 km / h) and is able to stay in the air for up to 35 hours.

UAV landed at the Royal Air Force Base of Great Britain, Fairford. In the near future, it will undergo maintenance and inspection of on-board systems, and from July 13th to July 15th of this year it will take place in a static exposition of the British air show RIAT 2018.

Data collected during the transatlantic flight, the developers plan to use in the certification program "Sky Guardian" in general with civil aviation airspace. After the completion of this program, an American drone, created on the basis of the MQ-9 "Riper", will be the first certified percussion drone allowed to fly in a unified airspace.

The first drone,in the history which committed a transatlantic flight, in 2011 became the apparatus of "Euro Hawk". Its development was carried out in the interests of the German Air Force on the basis of the American UAV RQ-4 “Global Hawk”. "Euro Hawk" flew from the US Air Force base Edwards in California to the airfield in German Manching for 22 hours. "Euro Hawk" belongs to the class of strategic drone. Its cruising altitude is 18,000 meters, and the duration of stay in the air is about 35 hours.


Source: https://военное.рф/2018/Бпла20/

Russia will lift a heavy stealth-drones into the sky
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:09

The first flight of a drone “Ohotnik (Hunter)” will take place in 2019. The machine was rolled out of the assembly shop of Novosibirsk’s airplant.

  • In Novosibirsk at the branch of the company "Sukhoi" the first rollout of heavy drones "Hunter" took place. The machine undergoes ground tests before the first flight. It is scheduled for 2019, "Interfax" reported quoted an informed source.

The Sukhoi Design Bureau is developing the barely noticeable drone UAV in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry. The characteristics of the aircraft areconfidential, according to open sources, the total take-off mass of the "Hunter" will be 20 tons. This will be the heaviest device of this type.

The UAV is designed according to the "flying wing" scheme with a three-post chassis and maximum use of low-visibility technologies. Speed of the device will be about 1000 kilometers per hour. According to some technologies, "Hunter" is unified with a promising Su-57 fighter. It is reported that one of the prototypes of the T-50 operates under this program.

Earlier it became known about the successful completion of the flight tests of the drone UAV of the middle class "Altius-O" weighing more than 7.5 tons. The device with two diesel engines is designed primarily for reconnaissance - it is able to soar in the air for up to 48 hours. However, if necessary, "Altius" can be hung up to a ton of weapons.

At the Victory Parade in Moscow was shown a light drones "Corsair", also capable of carrying anti-tank missiles.


New members of the Public Council of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan were elected
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:03

In the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MDAI of the RK) was held regular meeting of the Public council with participation of the Minister Beibut Atamkulov.

During the meeting Chairman of the Public council of the MDAI of the RK A. Aiymbetov made a report on results of work of the council for the first half-year of 2018.

Besides, a question on organization of activity and approving of new members of the Public council was put on the agenda of the meeting.

Council members were elected Mukhtar Altynbayev – Halyk Kaharmany, general of army, Ex-minister of defense of the RK, Chairman of Central council of the Republic public association «Veterans of Armed Forces», Zhandarbek Kakishev – Ex-CEO of the «Shelf» plant on production of aviation and aerospace engineering, Zhandos Abishev – Chairman of the council of directors of the Kazakhstan’s welding association «Kaz Weld», Vladimir Bobrov – Independent director of JSC «National company «Kazakhstan engineering».

Public council of the MDAI of the RK attracts active representatives of civil society to its work; it includes representatives of the military-industrial complex, space sector and information security.

Thanks to new board members, work of this body will receive new impulse and by joint efforts work on improving efficiency of sectoral activity of the MDAI of the RK will continue.

At the end of the event, an exchange of views took place, during which the members of Public council shared their vision on issues of interaction with the MDAI of the RK, as well as expressed the readiness to participate actively in decision of strategic tasks of the Ministry.


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