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The Company Vega will present the first Russian air strike UAV at Moscow Air Show MAKS 2011

 
 
Online Show Daily News
MAKS 2011
International Aviation and Space Salon
Moscow Zhukovsky Air Base
, Russia
16 - 21 August 2011
 
Press release MAKS 2011
 
 
The Company Vega will present the first Russian air strike UAV at Moscow Air Show MAKS 2011
 
Lutch, Russia's first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to carry out air strikes, will be shown at the Moscow air show next week, according to its producer, Vega.
     
Lutch, Russia's first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to carry out air strikes, will be shown at the Moscow air show next week, according to its producer, Vega.
Russian UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Moscow Air Show MAKS 2009 (Archive image)
     

The Russian Company Vega Radio Engineering Corporation develops ground, air and space surveillance systems, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). It also manufactures civilian products, such as air traffic control equipment. As of August, 2009, Vega is the only domestic company manufacturing UAVs for the Russian Armed Forces.

"Vega will show a full-scale mock-up of the Lutch medium-range UAV at MAKS 2011," a Vega representative said.

"Lutch is designed for optical reconnaissance, radar, radio-relay and electronic reconnaissance missions," he added. Lutch can also carry guided weapons on fuselage pylons or in a fuselage weapons bay. "Up to 150-170 kilograms of ammunition and weapons control systems can be carried," Vega said.

Based on the Sigma 5 piloted aircraft, Lutch has a 250-350-kilometer surveillance range, which can be augmented to 500 kilometers, and an endurance of no less than 18 hours, which can be increased with extra fuel supplies to 30 hours.

With 800 kilograms of maximum take-off weight (MTOW) it flies at speeds of up to 270 kilometers per hour.