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Russia to field a new target drone system

15th March 2019 - 13:02 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Russian MoD is set to launch in April the state flight testing of the new 9F6021 Adyutant aerial target system. Developed by Izhevsk-based Kupol, an Almaz-Antey company, it comprises a mobile ground control station and a set of eight target drones from five different types for providing training of SAM, AAA, MANPADS and radar systems crews. 

The target drones were designed to simulate a wide range of air targets such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, guided bombs and even makeshift attack drones with low radar cross section, such as those encountered by the Russian military in Syria, attacking

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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