Category: Russia

Russia introduces obligatory drone registration

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that obliges all private owners of unmanned aircraft weighing over 250 grams to register them with the Federal Air Transport Agency. According to the new act, which comes into force at the end of March 2016, people or companies who own and use unmanned aircraft systems (also…

Putin Signs Amendments to Russia’s Air Code Regulating Usage of UAVs

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday a bill, which amended country’s Air Code and created legal framework for usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Russia, a law published on Russia’s legal information website said. The law introduces norms on certification and registration of drones and specifies requirements on the security of their flights. All the…

Siberian scientists design drone for extreme Arctic climate

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TASS/. Scientists of the Omsk State Technical University have created an unmanned aircraft for the work in the extreme conditions of the Arctic region, head of the university’s Experimental Design Bureau Small Unmanned Vehicles Pavel Pogarsky told TASS on Tuesday. “This is the third generation of UAVs, which can operate in temperatures ranging from minus…

Russian firm creating new UAV sensor technologies

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A Russian company is creating new payloads for unmanned aerial vehicles to improve surveillance using the spectral radiation emitted by objects. Rostec, the Russian holding company, identified the company as United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, or UIMC. “The technology we created can process hyperspectral data streams, leading to the creation of an ‘all-seeing eye’ that allows…

Russia formulates UAV development programme

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Karl Soper, Washington, DC – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly Russia’s armed forces and ‘power’ ministries may procure hundreds of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by 2025 under a draft interdepartmental programme. Most will be short-range UAVs needed in tactical units, according to an outline of the plan provided to Russian media. The draft co-ordinates requirements for UAVs…

Russia to Export Its Ptero-Class Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Russia is set to supply its Ptero-G0 unmanned aircraft systems not only to the Russian law enforcement agencies, but to its foreign partners, AFM-Servers, the developer and producer of the systems said on Wednesday. Russia is planning to export its Ptero-G0 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), according to the Director General of the developing and producing company AFM-Servers, Amir…

Kalashnikov to produce drones

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Tatyana Rusakova, RIR Kalashnikov Concern has decided to create a joint venture producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s CEO Alexei Krivoruchko said on at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The Russian weapons manufacturer has decided to purchase a controlling stake (51 percent) in ZALA Aero, which specializes in making unmanned aircraft. “We have made…

Russia Is Deploying A Drone Fleet To The Arctic

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JEREMY BENDER Russia plans on deploying a series of drones to the Arctic before the end of the year as the country dedicates increasing resources towards militarization of the frozen north, Russian news agency Tass reports. Russia will begin with the deployment of Orlan-10 drones in the Eastern Military District. The first trial flights of the…

Russia to Open Arctic Military Drone Base 420 Miles off the Alaskan Coast

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BY DAMIEN SHARKOV Russia has announced plans to build a drone base for military reconnaissance in a town just 420 miles off mainland Alaska and just over 300 miles off the US state’s St Lawrence Island, Russia’s state news agency reported on Thursday. “The command of the eastern military district in charge of the military development…

Defense Ministry enlists unmanned dirigibles to patrol Russian skies

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Tatyana Rusakova, RBTH Thanks to interest shown by the Russian Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Russian military is soon to take charge of a number of remote-controlled airships. Developers are confident of good prospects for the Russian blimp industry, though they admit that the flying machines have limited scope and that…