Thursday, August 22, 2019

Russian Defense Ministry Posts Video Of Its Latest Drone

Sputnik: Russian Defence Ministry Posts Video of 6-Tonne Altius-U Drone's Maiden Flight (Video)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry has posted a video of the maiden flight of a 6-tonne Altius-U drone, capable of being in the air for more than 24 hours.

A 1 minute and 3 second video was posted on the ministry's YouTube channel. The video shows the drone's flight and manoeuvres in the sky, as well as landing.

Altius-U is the final form of this unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), created as a result of the development and testing of a number of prototypes. The flight took place for 32 minutes at an altitude of up to 800 metres in fully automatic mode at one of the test aerodromes. All systems of the complex worked properly, the Ministry of Defence noted.

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