Vega AIST reconnaissance UAV
Vega AIST reconnaissance UAV

Vega AIST reconnaissance UAV

Layout UAVs "Stork" was first presented to the public at the exhibition "Unmanned Multipurpose Vehicle Systems for Energy-2007». The development of UAV engaged Radio Engineering Corporation "Vega". prototype development took in the Moscow Research Institute "Pendant".

"Unmanned aerial vehicle" Stork "can be attributed to the third generation of UAVs, it is distinguished by new qualities. Thus, it will become part of the digital complex ", - said the UAV CEO Research Institute" Pendant "the Foreign Economic Relations and testing of new equipment Igor Shkliar.

UAV is equipped with two piston engines, it has a normal aerodynamic configuration with a V-shaped tail and a weak low-wing sweep. Chassis folding, tricycle. The project provided for the UAV Research Institute "Pendant" by NKF "Tekhnoavia".

In the civilian design, the main purpose of the complex is to monitor the pipelines on the earth's surface by the air, places of gas and oil production, transmission lines, search for leaks of ground and underground gas pipelines, places for water and soil contamination with oil products, pipelines for watering, monitoring of power transmission lines and pipelines In severe weather conditions, performance of other tasks. Surveillance equipment can consist of optic-electronic equipment SON-100 with color and IR channels and a radar sideways system with an integrated detachable module, information-command radio link, on-board information recorder and other equipment.

The first prototype flight model of UAV "Stork" was constructed in the early 2009 at the factory "Progress" in Samara.

Flight tests were conducted in the fall of that year.

Weight drone "stork" is about 500 kg. It was created by the normal aerodynamic scheme with a V-shaped tail and a weak low-wing sweep. Non-metallic materials are widely used in construction. Landing and take-off taking place on an aircraft type, folding chassis, tricycle. The power plant is represented by two piston engines. Aircraft performance characteristics and possible applications of UAVs "Stork" is much wider and better than the previous model - UAV "Bee-1".

On the UAV, you can perform assigned tasks with different monitoring sensors and payload. As the basic elements are being manufactured, a gradual increase in the composition of the complex takes place. According to the information command line of the decimeter and centimeter wave bands, the service and video information is transmitted to the ground station in real time. On the same channel commands are transmitted from the control point to the surveillance equipment and the mechanisms responsible for the flight of the UAV. In order to increase the communication range between the ground command post and the UAV, it is possible to use a UAV repeater - a similar device for the construction of "Aist" equipped with retransmission equipment. Opto-electronic two-channel equipment SON-100, fixed on a gyrostabilized platform, allows using the complex in any weather and any time of day. Also, the use of UAV in difficult weather conditions is possible due to the on-board side-scan radar.

Depending on the tasks "Stork" and can be equipped with video cameras, repeaters, impact weapons complex, radio directors etc. Thus, the weight of the UAV will be up to 500 kg. Range UAV "Stork" is more than 500 km.

Vega AIST reconnaissance UAVs. Characteristics:

Modification   Stork
Wingspan, m   8.07
Length m   4.73
Height, m   1.89
Wing area, m2   6.00
Weight, kg  
  maximum take-off   550-600
  Fuel   100-150
engine's type   2 PD HKS-700E
Power, hp   X 2 60
Maximum speed km / h   250
Cruising speed, km / h   220
Radius of action, km  
Flight duration, h   8 + 12
Practical ceiling, m   7000


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