Russia introduced the system developed for the landing and take-off of UAVs at the Army 2022 fair.
According to the information published by the Russia-based Tass News Agency, Nakhimov Naval Academy showcased a system for UAV’s to take-off and land for ships during the Army 2022 Forum. According to patent, system is designed for short and mid ranged UAV’s.
In this context, the system was designed to be installed on the runway of ships capable of carrying any helicopter. During the descent of a UAV, the system extends outside the deck and ‘catch’ the UAV in mid-air at the right angle. For the take-off of the UAV, the system is extended either towards the open sea or parallel to the axis of the ship. In this way, accidents that may occur during take-off are prevented.
Russia’s claim to supply 1000 UAVs from Iran
According to the news published by Elijah J. Magnier, who particularly conducted studies on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Russia may purchase about 1000 UAV’s from Iran. As the war goes on, both Ukraine and Russia actively uses UAV’s.
The deal is supposedly signed after Iran delivered a number of UAV’s and simulators to Russia which saw action in the war already. In the same time, according to the Al-Monitors news, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan argued similar assertions. Sullivan believes that the reason for this massive UAV purchase is due the heavy losses Russia suffered against Ukraine.
Russia funded UAV projects lately and experimented with them in low-instensity combat of Syria. Against Ukraine, Russia actively used KUB-E, Forpost-R, Orlan-10, ZALA Lancet-3 and Orion-E type of UAV’s.