Reconnaissance flights of drones resume at Russian base in Armenia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.29
Flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in extreme conditions began at the Russian military base in Armenia, according to the press service of the Southern Military District, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
"Flights of modern UAVs Leer, Granat and Zastava of the complex Navodchik 2 resumed at the Russian military base of the Southern Military District in Armenia after the routine maintenance in the preparatory period," said the report. "In the winter training period, UAV operation will be carried out in extreme climatic conditions at the run altitudes from 1,600 to 2,200 meters, at the temperature from - 5 C to - 30 C."
Drones carry out reconnaissance flights day and night at altitudes above 3,500 meters and can track several targets simultaneously, and a characteristic feature of their flights is complete invisibility from the land. In winter training period, division of UAVs will perform joint special tasks with intelligence, artillery and engineer sub-units at the tactical exercises, the press service said.
Launches of the drones are carried out at the high mountainous training complexes of Kamhud and Alagyaz. In the last training period, each airplane of the UAV Navodchik - 2 modern complex has performed more than 250 hours of flying at high altitude and hot climate.
Translated by EA
Edited by CN