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On ‎12‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 3:12 AM, Toxn said:

Algeria bought UAE Yabhon UAV.

 

UAE actually made a thing.....Really?  Are you sure?  :o

 

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Surely just using a 120mm mortar would be a more practical method of delivering these? 

 

Definitely more accurate & reliable if this thing really was made by the UAE.  :D

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Xlucine said:

 

The total weight is <33g, so maybe a small firecracker? Small-ish suicide UAVs have been done before, of course

I was thinking a tiny EFP (maybe 20cm diameter). Just enough to kill someone or break a sensitive piece of equipment.

 

Barring that - a single-use carbon fibre barrel running the length of the fuselage, with a pistol cartridge at the breech end.

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1 hour ago, Toxn said:

I was thinking a tiny EFP (maybe 20cm diameter). Just enough to kill someone or break a sensitive piece of equipment.

 

Barring that - a single-use carbon fibre barrel running the length of the fuselage, with a pistol cartridge at the breech end.

 

What about gas or even a poison needle? 

 

I could see a swarm of such things being incredibly effective in hostage scenarios, delivering incapacitating agents directly to the bad guys.

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Iranian UAVs

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This is a shock UAV Saegheh (also known as Shahed-191, but need clarification), the one that was tested in the fall in Syria against ISIS. There, in fact, the Iranians actually made three different versions of UAVs based on the captured American RQ-170. This is one of the smaller options and with a small jet engine. It can carry two guided Sadid bombs in the internal compartment.

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   At the exhibition of defense achievements of Iran in Tehran for the first time the public showed the latest unmanned aerial vehicle "Kaman 12". A drone weighing 220 kg can reach 200 kilometers per hour and has a range of a thousand kilometers.

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Mohajer-6 UAV

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Shahed-129 recon/strike UAV

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   IRGC managed to intercept videofeed from US UAV. From around 1 minue mark you can see that something wrong is with UAV and you see how the American Riper makes a hard landing. Around 2 minute mark that UAV is destroyed. 

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Boeing Australia unveils “Loyal Wingman” UAS. 

 

The new concept aircraft even looks different from many UAVs, with a profile more like a conventional fighter plane without a cockpit. When the actual prototype flies in 2020, the 38 ft (11.7 m) long airframe will have "fighter-like performance" with a range of 2,000 nm (2,301 mi, 3,704 km).”

 

 

 

https://newatlas.com/boeing-australia-loyal-wingman/58657/

 

 

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Loitering munitions at the IDEX-2019 exhibition (with help of Denis Fedutinov)

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3549894.html

 

KUV, Kalashnikov Concern (Russia)

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KUV, presented by Kalashnikov Concern JSC at the IDEX-2019 exhibition. The KUV apparatus has a length of 1210 mm, a wingspan of 950 mm and a height of 165 mm. The complex is designed to destroy ground targets. Unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a special load on the coordinates of the target, which are set manually, or by the image obtained from the optical-electronic surveillance system. The duration of the flight of the drone is up to 30 minutes. The speed range is 80-130 km/h. A payload weighing up to 3 kg is placed on board the apparatus. As it was reported during the exhibition, this unmanned complex was successfully tested and ready for use.

 

 

 Coyote, Raytheon (US)

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   The American corporation Raytheon presented at IDEX-2019 a “kamikaze drone” called Coyote. The length of the device is about 0.9 m, the wing is a tandem folding with a span of 1.5 m. The take-off weight of the drone does not exceed 6 kg, including about 2.3 kg of the payload, including the warhead. The launch is performed from the launch tube. The device is able to remain in the air for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the mass of the payload. According to data for 2017, the communication channel provides the operator with control over the UAVs at distances of up to 130 km, however, at heights of 150–300 m, the range will be much smaller. It is curious that this system, the development of which was completed in 2014, was initially used for civilian purposes. In July 2018, it became known that the US Army began the purchase of these systems

 

 

CH-901 by Poly Defense, China

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   CH-901, presented at IDEX-2019 by the Chinese company Poly Defense (division of the Poly Technologies group of the Poly Group). The CH-901 looks like the American Coyote mentioned above. The take-off mass of the drone is 9 kg, the length of the vehicle is 1.2 m. The mass of each system, including three UAVs and a portable control station, is about 45 kg. This loitering munition is launched from a special launch tube. The flight is carried out at a distance of up to 10 km from the control source at altitudes of 100-1500 m. The maximum duration of the flight, depending on the weight of the wearable load, can reach from 40 to 120 minutes. The company does not provide data on the CH-901 warhead. The development of the system took several years, in 2016 it entered into service with the PLA. A year later, the international marketing of this system began.

 

 

MS-03 by Ray 10 (Singapore)

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   Singapore-based technology company Ray 10, working in conjunction with the Chinese CITIC Group, unveiled MS-03. On this loitering munition design the wings are folded inside the special cavities in the drone body. The diameter of the device in the folded state - 120 mm. The length of the device - 1 m, wingspan - 1.26 m. The maximum take-off mass of the device is 6 kg. The launch is also performed using the launch tube. Flight duration - 25 min. The radius of the system is 10 km. Optoelectronic observation equipment is located in the nose. It is equipped with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighing about 1.5 kg, integrated into the design of the drone

 

 

ALPAGU BLOK II by STM, Turkey.

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   ALPAGU BLOK II was displayed at the stand of the Turkish company STM. Unlike some other developers, the Turkish company did not make a tandem-wing UAV. The launch of the UAV can be performed both from the launch tube and from the multiply tube launcher. The range of the UAV is 5-10 km, the working height is 250-400 m. The flight duration is 10-20 minutes. The flight is carried out at speeds of about 90-120 km/h. The mass of the warhead, according to some, is up to 2.5 kg. As it was reported, self-learning algorithms were used in the system to automate the detection, identification and tracking of targets. The developers say the operating temperature range of the complex is -25 ... + 55 degrees. Production of the complex was started in 2017. Since then, the complex has already been modernized, in accordance with the requirements of the Turkish armed forces.

 

 

KARGU, from same company.

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   In contrast to the first mentioned loitering munition, this helicopter-type device was made as a multicopter. The maximum take-off weight of a drone is just over 7 kg. The unit can be airborne for up to 25 minutes. The range of KARGU - 5 km. The working altitude of the flight is 500 m. According to the representatives of the development company, an unmanned vehicle capable of being controlled both manually and offline. In 2018, the ALPAGU BLOK II and KARGU complexes were first shown to the public at the Eurasia Airshow air show in Antalya, Turkey

 

 

GiezWarbleFly by MSP (Poland)

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   The GiezWarbleFly system was presented among the unmanned systems of the Polish company MSP. The maximum take-off weight of the device is 6 kg. The length of the drone is 1.35 m. The wing span of about 1.65 m and the v-shaped tail assembly are foldable. Transportation and launch of the UAV are performed using the launch container. The device can fly at altitudes of 50-250 m. The maximum duration of the flight is 25 minutes. Removable warhead is located in nose part of this drone. In total, the developer offers five options for warheads, including high-explosive and armor-piercing HEAT

 

 

   RAM (Ukraine)

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   At the stand of Ukraine there was already a familiar loitering munition - the RAM. International debut took place here in Abu Dhabi a year ago at the UMEX unmanned systems exhibition. The wing span of the drone is 2.3 m, length - 1.8 m. The maximum take-off weight of the UAV is 8 kg. Takeoff of RAM UAV is made using a special catapult. Drone can fly in fully automatic mode. According to published data, the maximum range of such a drone does not exceed 30 km, and the duration of the flight - 40 minutes. Warhead weighing up to 3 kg on it.

 

 

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The opening of production of UAV Kaman-12 for the Iranian Air Force was announced

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   Let me remind you that this Kaman-12 UAV was first shown at a large exhibition of achievements of the Iranian defense industry, which was in honor of the 40th anniversary of the revolution. As it turned out, this is an attack UAV developed for the needs of the Iranian Air Force. According to the established bad tradition, the Army and the IRGC continue to produce parallel projects.

   UAV has a mass of 450 kg and can carry a payload weighing up to 100 kg, it needs a runway with a length of 400 meters for takeoff, the maximum range is up to 1000 km. For the first time, the Akhgar missiles with a declared range of up to 30 km were shown at the exhibition. They should also become main weapon for Kaman-12. This makes this project very interesting, the main question is how far it is developed.

 

 

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