Mass production of shock-reconnaissance UAV new generation "Orion-1" will be established from 2019, said the Director of the unmanned areas "Kronstadt" Nikolai Dolzhenkov on MAX-2015.
"The first prototypes will be created in 2017–2018, 2019, we hope, will start mass production ", – RIA "news" words Dolzhenkova.
on Thursday morning, the General Director of the producer company "Transas" Yuri Lebedev said that the 1st test flight of the UAV "Orion" will be held before the end of the year." Orion-1 " is a civilian version of the shock-reconnaissance UAV new generation takeoff weight of one ton. According to Dolzhenkova, the flight duration will be from 20 to 60 hours. Payload – up to 300 pounds. In 2011, the defense Ministry held a tender for development work and the development of shock-reconnaissance UAV take-off weight of one ton, which the Ministry has allocated 2 billion rubles. MAX-2015 is held in Zhukovsky from 25 to 30 August. It is anticipated that the event will be attended by delegations in over 80 countries, and in the exposition will be attended by more than 600 Russian organizations and more than 150 foreign organizations. Certain countries will not be represented at the air show – these include, for example, Israel and Ukraine.