The first unmanned aerial complex consisting of three UAVs and a steering system was transferred by manufacturing enterprise Meridian, which is part of Ukroboronprom group of companies.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, Director General of the state concern Roman Romanov, representatives of the Defense Ministry, as well as scientists from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, who had been involved in developing the system, were present at the ceremony.
It is reported that five such unmanned systems will be transferred in the near future.
The drones can hardly be detected due to their size. The electric propulsion system produces little noise. Max altitude is 2 km, speed – up to 120 km/h, duration of continuous flight – up to 2 hours, according to the report. A UAV needs no special requirements to the launch pad or additional hardware for take-off - it can even be launched from hand. The device can be additionally equipped with 10x zoom day/night vision camera, thermal and multispectral cameras, high definition camera, background radiation sensor, and other add-ons.