Russia’s Altius-U Long Range Unmanned Aircraft Performs First Flight

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that its Altius-U long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has performed its maiden flight.

The flight lasted for 32 minutes at an altitude of up to 800 meters in fully automatic mode at one of the MoD test aerodromes. According to the Defense Ministry, the test flight was successful and all systems of the drone worked normally.

The Altius-U unmanned aircraft is capable of performing the entire spectrum of reconnaissance missions using onboard optical, radio and radar systems means with the flight time more 24 hours

The drone has a weight of about 6 tons, flight endurance of more than 24 hours and features SATCOM (Satellite Communications) capability.

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