sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2014

Russia Forms UAVs Unit

A military unit of UAVs has been formed in the Chukotka Autonomous Area, in the Russian Far East, a spokesperson for Russia’s Eastern Military District (EMD), Alexander Gordeev said Tuesday: "The EMD’s operational control team in charge of developing military infrastructure in the Arctic zone… has finished the formation of a UAV unit. It is stationed at the Ugolny mixed-use military and civil airfield".

By the end of the year the unit will be equipped with several Orlan-10 ISR UAVs, according to the spokesperson: "The first test-flights of Orlans at low temperatures are planned for the beginning of next year. Initially, the MRO of drones will be carried out in conjunction with the manufacturer, in the future — by the unit’s technical staff," the EMD representative added.