Ukrainian company introduces new spy, artillery fire adjustment drone

27 October 2022, 05:27 PM
Ukrainian drone (Photo:Ukrspecsystem)

Ukrainian drone (Photo:Ukrspecsystem)

Ukraine’s leading drone manufacturer Ukrspecsystem on Oct. 27 presented a new unmanned aerial vehicle called the “Shark,” which is designed for conducting deep aerial reconnaissance and adjusting artillery fire – including from HIMARS rocket systems.

The drone, resistant to electronic warfare, is equipped with communication encryption systems and a camera with 30x optical zoom, as well as additional digital zoom.

The “Shark” can fly behind enemy lines at a distance of up to 60 kilometres and conduct surveillance with a distance of up to 5 kilometers from the UAV to the object.

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The drone is already ready for combat use and offensive operations.

The maximum flight speed of the device at an altitude of up to 2,000 meters is 150 km/h, while the battery life is more than two hours.

Meanwhile, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko confirmed on Oct. 24 that the Iranian Mohajer-6 reconnaissance drone used by Russia is equipped with an aircraft engine manufactured by the Austrian company Rotax.

Rotax confirmed this information and announced the beginning of its own investigation, as the representatives of the company “have not authorized and has not given any authorization to its distributors to supply military UAV manufacturers in Iran or Russia.”

“Rotax aircraft engines are produced, designed and certified for civil use only by the applicable civil regulatory authority,” the company said in a statement.

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