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Will Russia replace Orlan orbits with Feniks Flocks?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Kelsey D. Atherton  |  September 10, 2019  |  C4ISRNET

 

The Orlan-10 drone is hardly an old system. Developed in the early 2010s, with entry into service in 2015, the Orlan-10 is the workhouse small drone of Russia’s military. While four years is far from a long service history for a vehicle, it’s practically two generations in the commercial drone world. Which is likely why the St. Petersburg-based Technologies of Automation and Programming (TAIP) is trying to sell the Ministry of Defense on its new Feniks drone as an Orlan alternative.

Feniks was on display at the MAKS 2019 International Aviation & Space exposition outside of Moscow, with the goal of convincing military buyers to consider the Feniks as a replacement for existing Orlan-10 drones. That’s a hard proposition in the best of times, though TAIP is promoting its drones using two key features. READ MORE...


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