Russian-assembled Searcher UAS takes flight

Russia’s Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UZGA) has performed the first flight of a locally-assembled Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher II unmanned air vehicle.

During flight tests performed from Yekaterinburg in early December 2012, the type operated “smoothly” despite operations being performed with a ground temperature of about -30˚C (-22˚F), the Oboronprom group company says.