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WMD combined army missilemen phased in helicopter type UAVs

The first lot of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has entered service under a state defense order with missile units of the Western Military District’s combined army deployed in the Kursk region, the WMD press service reports.

China possible customer of Russian Sukhoi Su 57 stealth fighter jet A still from an illustrative video of Russian battle drones (Picture source: Izvestia)

"Tochka-U tactical missile systems are already included in the weapons kits of quadrocopter operators, the summer combat training program has been amended and tactical training on terrain has begun. It is noted that reconnaissance drones help to find deployment areas for launch installations and choose a location for missiles delivery by loaders. This enhances the efficiency of missile units’ deployment, eases the choice of firing positions depending on the terrain relief and minimizes the threat from saboteurs and enemy rangers," the report says.

A drone is characterized by compactness. The time of putting it into combat configuration is less than 1 minute. The vehicle is silent, flying up to 3 km into the task area at an altitude of up to 600 m.

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