MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle) UAV “Orion”. First flight: 15 October 2016

Photos "Orion" © JSC Kronstadt


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MALE - Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle 

Low-wing monoplaner with a tail unit in a "V" type and a pusher propeller.

Developed by the Russian company Kronshtadt Group as a reconnaissance system with the ability to map the terrain, mapping and transmitting coordinate targets. The aircraft design is similar to the American MQ-1 Predator / MQ-9 Reaper.

The prototype air vehicle is equipped with a Rotax 914 engine, power 86 kW (115 hp), equipped with a turbocharger, a single fixed-pitch propeller type AV-115, 1.9 meters in diameter. The airframes of serial production will be of Russian origin of the APD110 / 120 engine. Orion is capable of delivering ISR, FLIR, SAR and other systems.

 

MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle) UAV “Orion”

Its maiden flight took place on 15 October 2016.

 

A complete Orion system includes: 6 UAVs, a control station, communications, and auto-unlock systems.

 

 

MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle) UAV “Orion”

Flights in icing conditions,  automatic flight control, low acoustic visibility, from composite materials, electric aircraft systems, radio and electronic intelligence system.

 

 

MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle) UAV “Orion”

Digital aerial photography system of high resolution

 

 

MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle) UAV “Orion”

Multifunctional on-board radar system

 

According to the "ARMY 2017" forum, which took place in August 2017, "OKB Aviaavtomatika" and "VAIS-Technika" guided bombs of 25 kg and 50 kg were presented.

 

According to the "ARMY 2017" forum, which took place in August 2017, "OKB Aviaavtomatika" and "VAIS-Technika" guided bombs of 25 kg and 50 kg were presented

 

The companies Corporation Tactical Missile Weapons (KTRV) and "Kronstadt" also develops guided weapons for use specifically by UAVs.

 

Complex of aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles of long flight duration with the ability to perform reconnaissance and strike tasks “Orion” (according to the "Army 2020" forum, Russia)Complex of aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles of long flight duration with the ability to perform reconnaissance and strike tasks “Orion” (according to the "Army 2020" forum, Russia).

 

FAB-50: Unguided aircraft bombs with a warhead multiple rocket launcher (MLR) “Grad”

ΚAB-50: Guided bomb with a warhead multiple rocket launcher (MLR) “Grad”. Manufacturer: JSC Kronstadt. Weight: 46 kg. Warhead weight: 37 kg. Warhead type: Blast-effect High-explosive, HEAT, Fuel air explosive. Dimensions: Length 1700 mm. Wing span 290 mm. Diameter 120 mm.

UPAB-50: Guided missile cruise planning bomb with a warhead multiple rocket launcher (MLR) “Grad”. Manufacturer: JSC Kronstadt. Weight: 50 kg. Warhead weight: 37 kg. Warhead type: Blast-effect High-explosive, HEAT, Fuel air explosive. Dimensions: Length 1700 mm. Wing span 900 mm. Diameter 120 mm.

 

Complex of aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles of long flight duration with the ability to perform reconnaissance and strike tasks “Orion” (according to the "Army 2020" forum, Russia)
Complex of aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles of long flight duration with the ability to perform reconnaissance and strike tasks “Orion” (according to the "Army 2020" forum, Russia).

 

KAB-20: Corrected air bomb with high-explosive fragmentation warhead. Manufacturer: FGUP “CNIIHM”. Weight: 23 kg. Warhead weight: 7 kg. Warhead type: Blast-effect High-explosive. Dimensions: Length 900 mm. Wing span 350 mm. Diameter 130 mm.

Kh-50: Guided missile with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead increased penetrating ability. Manufacturer: Tactical Missiles Corporation joint stock company (JSC). Weight: 50 kg. Warhead weight: 10...20 kg. Warhead type: Blast-effect High-explosive. Dimensions: Length 1800 mm. Wing span 300 mm. Diameter 180 mm.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle) UAV “Orion”

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Kronshtadt Group
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
UAV
POWER PLANT
Rotax - 914
Power h.p
115
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
8,00
Height, m
3,2
Wing span, m
16,30
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
1.000
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
-
Cruising speed, km/h
120-200
Rate of climb, m/s
-
Service ceiling, m 7.500
Autonomy (with of 60 kg), h
24
Mission range, km
250
Mission range with UAV-based radio relay, km
300
ARMAMENT
Warload- in 2 (4) mount points 60-200 kg.