13:24 07.02.2017

Ukrainian Army starts tests of domestically-produced Leleka-100 drone

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Ukrainian Army starts tests of domestically-produced Leleka-100 drone

The state-testing center for Ukraine's Armed Forces at an airport near Chernihiv has begun testing the Ukrainian-made Leleka-100 drone, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine said on its website.

The announcement said military engineers plan to evaluate the drones thrust capabilities and aerodynamic qualities, as well as the work of the UAV's controller in extreme conditions.

The Leleka-100 drone kit is new and requires rigorous testing. The UAV possesses modern aviation and radio-electronic equipment and is capable of carrying out missions over long distances. The drone is silent and undetectable by radar, unlike previous models.

In addition to testing the drone, training will be provided to drone pilots, who in the near future will be sent to the Anti-Terrorism Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine. They will be instructed on how to fly the A1-C Furiya drone in battle conditions. Training flights will be conducted in harsh weather conditions.

Ukraine's defense ministry says the A1-C Furiya has already been tested in battle with positive results.

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