Military expert evaluated Altius-U drone characteristics
Retired military expert colonel Viktor Litovkin commented on a test of the Altius-U military unmanned aerial vehicle in an interview with RT.
It is specified that the flight lasted 32 minutes and took place at an altitude of up to 800 meters in fully automatic mode at one of the test aerodromes.
“The fact that such a device was tested by our military is very good. Because our attack and reconnaissance drones will be able to fly not just a few hours, but even a whole day, and retire to distances of up to 5 thousand km and use for this purpose all the necessary technological, reconnaissance, and aviation devices, modern avionics in order to have detailed information about a potential enemy and provide an opportunity for the command to make a decision on the use of various types of weapons, ”said Litovkin.
The expert emphasized that modern drones are connected in a single circuit with strike systems that are on the ground, and with aviation in the sky, and allow for the integrated use of weapons using the information that comes from them.
“And at the same time, these UAVs, using the armament, those missiles that are under their wings, can themselves strike at various reconnaissance targets at the command of the operator. This indicates that our army receives the most modern weapons, the most modern combat support systems that our probable opponents have. We are in no way inferior to them in combat effectiveness and power of our armed forces, ”he concluded.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense published a video of the first flight of the Altius-U military unmanned aerial vehicle.
As the Russian defense department points out, Altius-U is capable of performing the entire spectrum of reconnaissance missions, using optical, radio engineering and radar equipment.