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Russian media released a video that shows strikes of the Orion long-flight duration attack-reconnaissance UAV on targets in Syria.
The Orion belongs to the class of medium UAVs and occupies a niche between the large S-70 Okhotnik and small reconnaissance aircraft.
It features a gasoline engine with a capacity of about 100 horsepower, which is located at the rear of the fuselage. Due to the use of composite materials in the structure, the drone, which is quite impressive in size, weighs only about a ton. The maximum height is 7,500 meters, its speed is 200 kilometers per hour. The flight is controlled by an operator via a radio channel, the signal range is 250 kilometers.
The drone’s maximum takeoff weight – 1000 kg, payload weight – up to 200 kg. The flight duration is 24 hours.
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