Ukraine’s armed forces are said to have shot down the latest Russian armed drone.
The drone shot down by Ukraine on Friday is an Orion medium- and long-range tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE) system, also known as the Inokhodets project.
This is the first confirmed loss of an Inokhodets drone system during the war.
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The latest drone is developed by the Kronstadt Company for the Russian Armed Forces as an analogue of the legendary American-made Predator unmanned combat system.
Inokhodets is a medium-range, long-range unmanned aerial vehicle system with a maximum takeoff weight of 1 ton and a maximum payload weight of 200 kg. This drone has a flight ceiling of 7.5 km and its flight endurance is 24 hours with standard payload. It can develop speeds up to 200 km/h.
The drone can stay in the air for up to 24 hours. Its maximum load weight is 250 kg.