Soldiers of the Ukrainian army showed how the launcher of an attack unmanned aerial system works switchblade.
The video was posted on Twitter-user account @Posoh_Strannika. This is the first demonstration by the Ukrainian military of an autonomous ground launch of loitering munitions. It was committed by a warrior of the Shalena Zgraya assault unit.
Remember that drones switchblade 300 are delivered to Ukraine from the USA. The company manufactures them AeroVironment. The mass of the unmanned aerial vehicle is 2.5 kg. The drone can gain a height of 4.5 km, and the cruising speed is 100 km/h.
The drone control radius is 10 km. disadvantage switchblade 300 can be called a short flight time - 10 minutes. This is due to the small overall dimensions of the UAV, which also reduces the efficiency of using the device for reconnaissance purposes.
AT switchblade 300 installed color camera paired with GPS to search for and destroy targets. In addition, the drone can be programmed to attack a detected target.