Aerial reconnaissance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine uses American RQ-20 Puma UAVs with a night vision camera. One such complex costs $250,000

By: Myroslav Trinko | 30.05.2022, 18:24
Aerial reconnaissance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine uses American RQ-20 Puma UAVs with a night vision camera. One such complex costs $250,000

Ukrainian defenders began using American RQ-20 Puma UAVs for reconnaissance at the front.

What is known

This is reported by the informational agency Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ArmyInform. RQ-20 Puma UAVs included in one of the military aid packages United States America, along with with kamikaze drones switchblade and other weapons.

For those who are not in the know

RQ-20 Puma (Pointer Upgraded Mission Ability) is light and small unmanned an aircraft built by an American company AeroVironment. It is capable of flying with the help of an operator or independently using GPS navigation.

Puma boasts the Mantis i45N optoelectronic system. This is a two-axis, gyro-stabilized multi-sensor system that combines conventional and thermal imaging cameras. Each of them has a 6x zoom. The system allows you to detect the enemy day and night. As for autonomy, the UAV is capable of operating up to 2 hours. The flight range can reach 15 km. By the way, the cost of one such complex is $250,000.

Source: ArmyInform

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