14:55 15.02.2017

Ukrainian UAV attracts interest at India exhibit

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Ukrainian UAV attracts interest at India exhibit

The new Ukrainian tactical UAV (TBpAK) Sparrow-LE has drawn a lot of attention at the 11th International Aero India-2017 exhibition, the press service of Ukraine's Ukroboronprom concern said on Wednesday.

The invention of Ukrainian arms experts was designed by Spetstekhnoeksport, part of Ukroboronprom, which said the device is being readied for use by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The UAV was presented at the exhibition with modifications.

"The UAV's capabilities exceed demands of our Indian military partners," Ukroboronprom's press service said.

The Sparrow-LE is designed to conduct aerial surveillance and controlled via an encrypted data channel with a range of up to 25 kilometers. It can be airborne for up to 3.5 hours. The wingspan of the UAV exceeds 3 meters, enhancing its flight performance, compared to similar UAVs in the same class.

The UAV model was created by designers of Spytech, Ukroboronprom's press service said.

Aero India-2017 takes place from February 14-19 Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.

India is among Ukraine's prospective customers in military production cooperation. Ukraine and India signed intergovernmental agreements in military production cooperation in 2010. The countries have teamed up to modernize military transport planes and in military aviation, in addition to armored vehicles.

India earlier expressed interest in boosting military production cooperation with Ukraine in area of transfer technology, as well as the development in India of military equipment production in cooperation with Ukrainian enterprises. Joint development of military equipment has also been discussed.

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