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Dubai Airshow 2021: Kronstadt displays new Russian unmanned capabilities

15th November 2021 - 11:14 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Dubai


Kronstadt automated operator workstation. (Photo: Leonid Nersisyan)

AI-powered supervision of multiple semi-autonomous UAVs marks a step forward for Russia.

Russian manufacturer Kronstadt unveiled an automated operator workstation for controlling multiple UAVs during the Dubai Airshow on 14-18 November.

The system has a completely new graphical interface and uses AI and augmented reality with 3D terrain mapping. The automated workstation enables the operator to perform supervision tasks only, instead of direct control of the UAVs.

Main operations related to flight control, systems management, handling of assigned tasks and the interaction between the uncrewed aircraft will be performed by a computer via AI.

This approach may allow Russian UASs to evolve to a new stage of semi-autonomous sophistication.

‘Now the operator

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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