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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2011, 10:46:12 am »
first and last Vega/Kulon Aist UAV flight in 2009
designed by famous Vyacheslav Kondratyev, this UAV (intended for Iskander targeting), crashed because of FBW glitches, ending this highly controversial (and expensive) program


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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2011, 12:10:59 pm »
Ouch and double ouch!

EDIT: DEW Line has a short piece on the video.
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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2011, 02:36:28 am »
Does the Tu-123 YASTREB count?

That was a very impressive design, and the Tu-121 missile version was where the turbojet engine for the MiG-25 got its start at.*
Yastreb was used operationally over the Mideast; its forward section with the reconnaissance cameras and their film as well as SIGINT equipment detached and was landed by parachute... which was going to be how the never built recconasance variant of Snark was going to work also (on the missile version the warhead detached itself and fell on the target as the airframe pitched violently up and  broke apart to provide radar clutter to confuse enemy SAMs)
The Soviets took a crack at designing a reusable version of the Yastreb with landing gear as the Tu-139 Yastreb 2, and although several prototypes were built and flown, it never entered service:
http://baike.zhige.net/uploads/201004/1271293569SGAqBCZJ.jpg

* The old "take expendable engine and turn it into operational engine" story that's happened a lot more than once in the history of aviation.

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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2011, 11:57:46 am »
OKB Sokol (Kazan) perspective strike UCAV. Found at www.missiles.ru
someone at OKB has been watching a lot of stargate sg1 it seems..
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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2013, 12:20:39 pm »
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Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi is to focus on creating reconnaissance and strike unmanned air vehicles (UAV) in the near future, United Aircraft Corporation President Mikhail Pogosyan said at the Zhuhai Airshow China exhibition on Tuesday.
MiG showed a demonstrator strike UAV design known as Skat at the MAKS airshow in Moscow in 2007.
Sukhoi, which has historically designed fighter and ground attack aircraft but now also builds some civil aircraft, is part of UAC, a holding covering most of Russia’s aircraft industry.
“UAVs are a strategic avenue for development for UAC, and Sukhoi is focused on creating reconnaissance and strike UAVs. But our firm plans on this are in the future,” he said.
Previous UAVs created for Russia’s amed forces have been produced by Tranzas and Sokol, in addition to Sukhoi.
Sukhoi has designs on its website for a series of unmanned aircraft known as Zond, optimised for the carriage of surveillance and synthetic-aperture radars and electro-optical sensors.
In 2011, Sukhoi won a contract to develope a heavy strike UAV with a mass of around 20 tons, Fedutinov said. Another Russian fighter aircraft design bureau, RAC MiG, will also be involved in this program, MiG’s CEO Sergei Korotkov told Russian media earlier this year.
St. Petersburg-based Tranzas and Kazan-based Sokol won a tender in October 2011 to create two UAV systems with a mass of one ton and five tons respectively.

http://www.unmannedvehicles.co.uk/uav-news/russian-sukhoi-to-focus-on-strike-reconnaissance-uavs/

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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2013, 01:19:38 pm »
R&D works going under Okhotnik (Hunter) name
there are several configurations studied, most of them will make you yawn


this was either unsuccessful MiG entry or can be a clue to one of configurations studied





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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2013, 06:50:06 am »
Hi guys, in a recent visit of the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Shoigu, to Kazan some scale models of aircraft in development where shown, either UAV, etc. Among them there is a model of (apparently) a hypersonic bomber, as unveiled in this blog

http://charly015.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/diseno-no-identificado.html?m=0





I posted it here, regardless it doesn't seem to be the PAK DA. Could anybody help us to identify this project? Sorry if I posted it in the wrong place.

Regards!

Agree, considering the other projects shown at the same event, I would expect this to be a new supersonic target drone from Sokol - it would fit both their product range and the configuration of the model quite well.

It could be possibly related to this: http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20120402/172548326.html

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Russia’s Defense Ministry has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said on Monday quoting a high-level source.
 
Tranzas company will build the UAV's on-board electronics as well as its navigation and control systems. The airframe, which will weigh about five tons, will be produced by the Kazan-based Sokol design bureau.
 
The new aircraft will have a modular structure, the source said, and will be able to carry various types of equipment and armament.
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry sealed contracts worth an estimated 3 billion rubles ($101.9 million) with Tranzas and Sokol in October 2011 for research work into creation of strike and reconnaissance UAVs.
 
In late March, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin, told Moscovsky Komsomolets tabloid that strike drones will enter service before 2020. He did not specify how many drones will be acquired.
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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2013, 07:06:18 am »
http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130510/181066871/Russian-Paratroopers-to-Get-Drones-by-2018--Shamanov.html

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MOSCOW, May 10 (RIA Novosti) – Russian paratrooper divisions will receive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) within the next three-to-five years, Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov, Commander of Russia’s Airborne Forces, told journalists on Friday.
 
“UAV subdivisions already exist within the reconnaissance and special operations sections, in the artillery and the air-defense sections of the Airborne Forces. In line with accepted international practice, we intend to further develop the unmanned component of our forces,” Shamanov said.
 
He also said that it was the Defense Ministry’s decision to buy Israeli-produced drones that gave Russia the impetus to develop its own.
 
“Unfortunately, work to create our own UAVs immediately ran into lengthy delays. The Airborne Forces were, and will continue to provide a platform for experimentation in testing new forms of technology” Shamanov continued.
 
In January, Shamanov oversaw tests on a prototype Russian-made compact reconnaissance complex, named Seeker.
 
Seeker comprises a base station carried in a rucksack, a tablet computer showing images from the drones’ cameras which also serves as a control unit, and two T-4 unmanned aerial vehicles weighing 1.3 kilograms each.
 
With 40 minutes endurance, they produce their optimum picture at an altitude of 200 meters, but have a service ceiling of 4,000 meters. They have electric motors and a wingspan of 0.6 meters.
 
The approximate cost of the Seeker complex, with two drones, is about 3 million rubles, which at today’s exchange rates, works out at about $96,000.
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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2013, 08:13:32 am »
Agree, considering the other projects shown at the same event, I would expect this to be a new supersonic target drone from Sokol - it would fit both their product range and the configuration of the model quite well.

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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2015, 07:15:29 am »
Probably not terribly interesting by adding it anyway, another illustration of Proryv UAV's from a recent PDF, April 2015;

http://www.npo-saturn.ru/upload/editifr/2012/49_0_NPO_Saturn_-_kompetencii,_produkciya,_servisy_%28prezentaciya%29.pdf
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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2015, 08:08:33 am »
Some really promising designs here!

also found this Link -

http://www.techworm.net/2015/07/russian-rostec-develops-the-worlds-first-uav-with-air-cushion-speed-of-100-kmph.html

Although im quite well versed in UAV/RPV terminology, im having a bit of a problem getting my head around this 'Air Cushion Speed' - possibly talking about the WIG effect?

Edit : - Perhaps this image found on the Rostec website is the UAV in question? if so it does sound like they refer to the WIG effect, looking at the shape of the wings and fuselage.



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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2015, 09:44:19 am »
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V. M. Myasishchev Experimental Design Bureau has published a mockup of a HALE (high altitude, long endurance) unmanned aerial vehicle dubbed Overview-1.
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Re: Soviet/Russian UAV and UCAV projects
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2015, 02:26:24 pm »


I'm curious: Does anyone know what the grey V-tailed design in the background is?

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ID this Russian Aircraft or UAV ?
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2015, 09:16:11 am »
Hi,


here is a strange Russian aircraft or UAV,stand beside Altius,I can't ID it ?.


http://charly015.blogspot.com.eg/2013/02/identificado-el-misterioso-uav.html