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Russia reportedly started flight tests campaign of United 40 UAV

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russia reportedly started flight tests campaign of United 40 UAV
 
The Russian Defense Ministry has commenced flight tests of the UAE-made United 40 military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a source familiar with the situation told the RIA Novosti Friday. "Tests of the UAE United 40 drone have started in the Chkalov State Flight Test Center of the Russian Defense Ministry," the source said.
     
Russia reportedly started flight tests campaign of UAV 640 001ADCOM Systems United 40 unmanned aerial vehicle
     
Adcom Systems, the manufacturer of the medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAVs, announced arrangements to supply the United 40 to Russia in 2013. The tests of the UAVs were subsequently postponed at the Russian Defense Ministry’s request.

According to the manufacturer, United 40 is designed for strategic missions such as near real time combat assessment, battle damage assessment and intelligence preparation of the battlefield. It may also be used for reconnaissance operations and humanitarian aid missions as well as border surveillance and communications relay. The vehicle can carry up to 10 air-to-ground missiles with a delivery range of 60 kilometers and fly for up to 120 hours, according to the developer.

The United 40 Block 5 model was unveiled at during IDEX 2013 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi in February, and made its first test light in March 2013.

(Source: RIA Novosti)

 

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