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Orion UAV shown for first time

27th July 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Zhukovsky


The first Russian-made MALE class UAV, for a wide variety of military applications, was revealed at MAKS 2017 aerospace & defence exhibition near Moscow on 18-23 July.

Manufactured by the privately-owned Kronstadt Group company of St Petersburg, the Orion has already been tested and is currently on offer to export customers.

The foreign sales will be undertaken through Rosoboronexport, Russia’s monopolist arms export agency. 

The Orion MALE UAV was developed under a programme, code-named Inokhodets and funded by the Russian MoD, which was initiated in 2011. The undertaking was aimed at development and testing of an all-new UAV system for

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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