Remotely piloted vehicles: «Pchela»
The first russian low-sized RPV is intended for ground targets surveying with the help of TV sensor and image transmission to ground control station.
The active air-jammer version is also developed.
The vehicle's aerodynamic lay-out features the following: propeller-in-tunnel propulsion unit with elevators and rudder surfaces inside it, folding wing.
Airframe is mostly fabricated from composit materials.
The vehicle is launched along short track with the help of two solid fuel jets. Parachute and air bags are used for soft landing.
The launch facility and ground control station are arranged on standard armo-carrier chassis.
|Take-off mass||98 kg
|Engine power||20 hp |
|Speed of flight||100-180 km/h|
|Flight endurance||2 hour |
|Range, limited by radio communications system distance||30 km|
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