9 2012 August, the "IRPA №.407» Media demonstrated UAV "Siberian Crane-BM". At the time, drone was already fully ready for serial production. LA created within the aviation complex "Filin", which, in addition to the UAV includes items maintenance and management. Minsk Aircraft Repair Plant built the "Siberian Crane-BM" for monitoring distant areas of water and land surfaces and different types of aircraft towing targets. Automatic control system developed Belarusian company LLC "Cuando IP."

UAV has a relatively small size (length LA - 3 meters, wingspan - 3,8 m) and a weight of the payload (85 kg). It is capable of speeds up to 150 km / h with a range of in 300 km. Service ceiling - 3,5 km.

We create unmanned conducted over 5 years, first showed in the result of 2009 year. Then the "Siberian Crane-BM" introduced as the medium-range UAV. According to preliminary estimates of designing, constructing and gathering unit cost plant in 500000 dollars. The production model will cost the customer in 250000 dollars. The cost of the whole complex - 1,5 dollars. At the moment, only the representative of Cuba became interested in drones "Siberian Crane-BM".

Multifunctional UAV is able to solve the following tasks: aerial reconnaissance with automatic determination of coordinates of a given target and their transfer to the NPC; Survey of terrain, sea and land borders, water areas; Remote sensing of ecology and natural resources; Monitoring of emergency situations and consequences of natural disasters; Reconnaissance of agricultural land; Assistance in monitoring the traffic situation or specific areas of the territory; Photographing in the interests of cartography and geodesy; Carrying out of diagnostic works in the places of running power lines, pipelines, searching for fires of forest fires; Conducting electronic warfare and much more.

For the period of 2013 years it was built a few prototypes of the UAV units. Serial production will be carried out depending on the number of orders. Manufacturer engaged 15 selected specialists in Belarus. According to preliminary plans, the power plant will produce about 10 serial samples "Siberian Crane-BM".

The first phase of the factory test flight involves flying on the specified routes and off-line with the landing runway length in meters 350. "Siberian Crane-BM" is the first UAV in the CIS, which has an automatic mode and is ready for serial production.

The main part of the control system performs automatic ACS-7.0, allowing drone can be operated in automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes. In addition, ACS is able to connect to a modern interface, payload or additional equipment.

Experts "IRPA" developed several variants of useful payload:


  1. Aerial camera - CanonEOS5Db 5DMk.II.

  2. Opto-thermal systems - ColibriDUO, OTUS, COH-820, TASEDUO.

  3. Infrared target.

  4. Mini-radar NanoSARB. 

The peculiarity of this drone is its complete automation, including takeoff and landing. All that is required from the operator - set the route and click start, everything else will make their own UAVs. In the event of an emergency landing UAV will carry out with the help of a parachute. The operating system for the SAU used Linux. For navigation area meets Google Maps.

Engine - petrol piston. For data acquisition system meets the GPS, you can also use GLONASS.

Minsk Aircraft Repair Plant plans to distribute the drone in the domestic market. Primarily targeting the Ministry of Defense, for emergency situations or for internal affairs. At the moment, these departments are considering the proposal of “MARP” and are negotiating. In addition to Belarus, the Sterkh-BM UAV is planned to be delivered to other CIS countries, to Africa and Europe.  

Sterkh-BM. Characteristics:

Modification   Sterkh-BM
The diameter of the rotor, m   3.80
Length m   3.00
Height, m  
Weight, kg  
  maximum take-off   85
engine's type   1 PD 3W 201iB2F TS
Power, hp   X 1 20
Maximum speed km / h   150
Cruising speed, km / h   110
Practical range, km   300
Radius of action, km   150
Flight duration, h   3
Practical ceiling, m   3500


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