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Russia showcases bomber UAV at Army 2023 forum

Moscow, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Military Design Office Astron unveiled the Granat-PG bomber UAV at the Army 2023 International Military-Technical Forum.

According to the manufacturer, the drone is designed to utilize the PG-7VL anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade, which, despite being an old munition, it is still very effective and readily available for the Russian forces.

Astron further specified that the Granat-PG drone, which is in itself an FPV (First Person View) UAV, is being successfully employed in combat in the special military operation in Ukraine.

The high-resolution thermal imager installed in the product allows it to recognize a human being at a distance of up to 200 meters and a car at a distance of up to 500 meters.

The flyer has a range of up to five kilometers. It can fly at a speed of up to 140 kilometers per hour and can carry a load of 1.6 kilograms.

The device is controlled via secure communication channels, which makes it resistant to enemy electronic warfare, according to the information offered by the entity.

The Army 2023 International Military-Technical Forum is ongoing from August 14th to 20th at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center, the Alabino polygon and the Kubinka airfield, on the outskirts of Moscow.

About 1,500 leading companies of the Russian military-industrial complex along with 85 foreign companies and organizations from 60 countries are participating in the exhibition which was organized by the Russian Defense Ministry.


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