geopolitics-00794
"Target drone"

The Technodinamika holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces the first batch of multifunctional unmanned aerial complexes of the helicopter type. They are intended for use as flying targets for testing new types of weapons. The target drone, developed by JSC TsNTU Dinamika, has no analogues in Russia. The complex with an unmanned aerial vehicle – a simulator of air targets is designed to simulate low-speed drones and helicopters when testing prototype and modernized weapons. It includes a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle with a take-off weight of over 300 kg, a ground control point, ground support facilities for the complex and other equipment. The UAV complex simulates the behavior of air targets, allowing you to test new weapons in conditions as close as possible to combat. The use of “target drone” makes it possible to assess the accuracy of guidance and the effectiveness of hitting targets. “The new product was developed in the shortest possible time – the development contract was received in 2015, and serial production started already in 2019. The first batch of new complexes with UAVs has already been transferred to the troops, in addition, we have trained specialists in their use. I would like to note that the development is multifunctional. In addition to its direct purpose, it can be used, for example, for monitoring forest fires, agricultural plantings or transportation of oil products. Therefore, we see great potential for its application in the civilian sphere, ”said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of the Tekhnodinamika holding. An automated training system was created especially for the complex with an unmanned aerial vehicle – an air target simulator (KBLA-IVTs). It allows for theoretical and practical acquaintance with the structure of the complex and methods of its application. The system also makes it possible to train specialists under the guidance of an instructor, plan the educational process, document learning outcomes and conduct automated knowledge control.