Servicemen of Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan have received advanced Eleron drones to form a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the press office of the Central Military District said in a statement circulated on Wednesday.
“Five newest Eleron systems have arrived for the Russian military base in Tajikistan to form a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles,” the statement says.
In accordance with the combat training plans, the crews are learning to operate the new hardware and get information with the help of UAV models already in service. The new unit is designated to boost the military base’s capabilities for conducting reconnaissance and adjusting artillery and armored units’ fire.
The Eleron is a special-purpose short-range reconnaissance drone. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 5.3 kg and a payload of up to 1 kg. The UAV can develop a speed of up to 130 km/h and climb to 4,000 meters.
As was reported earlier, a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles will be set up in the Russian military base on the territory of Tajikistan by June 2019. The new unit at the 201st military base will comprise close-and short-range companies armed with Orlan-10, Leyer-3, Eleron, Granat and Takhion drones. The battalion will also comprise a long-range unit armed with Forpost UAVs.
UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2019/03/15/russia-deploys-5-eleron-uavs-to-tajikistan/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert. Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.