Image of Ukrainian soldiers seizing the Russian UAV system

The Ukrainian military on September 11 released photos showing they captured the Orlan-10 UAV complex left behind by Russian soldiers.

According to the Defense Blog, this is the first time Ukrainian soldiers have obtained a complete Russian Orlan-10 UAV complex including an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) container, control electronics, and user manuals. use weapons. The published images show that the abandoned UAV complex is in the service of the 15th Airborne Brigade of the Leningrad Red Banner Army of Russia.

The crate contains the Orlan-10 UAV. Photo: Defense Blog

Statistics cited by Defense Blog show that the Russian military has lost at least 100 Orlan-10 UAVs since the opening of a special military operation in Ukraine.

Orlan-10 is a medium-range UAV developed and manufactured by Russia’s Special Technology Center (STC), and has been in service since 2011. The Orlan-10’s maximum take-off weight is 15kg. , with a load of 5kg. This UAV is equipped with a FA-62B engine with a capacity of 0.95 horsepower, so when flying, it can reach a maximum speed of up to 245 km / h. The range of the UAV is up to 600km.

According to information announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense, Orlan-10 can work in groups very effectively, in which two UAVs will be responsible for monitoring and electronic warfare, and the other will be an aerial relay station. with the MP32M1 command vehicle.

Part of the control electronics for the Orlan-10 UAV. Photo: Defense Blog

Manuals for the use of UAVs. Photo: Defense Blog

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