MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. Troops in Russia’s Western Military District will be reinforced with Orlan-10 multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems by the end of the year, the District’s press office reported on Wednesday.
"Five Orlan-10 multifunctional drones will become operational in the units of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Western Military District by the end of the year. In the winter training period, Orlan flights are planned in the conditions of low temperatures," the press office said.
The Orlan-10 is designated for the surveillance of objects in hard-to-access terrain in any weather conditions. The UAV weighs about 10kg. The Orlan is furnished with a catapult launch and is capable of transmitting a signal in real time to an operator’s control panel at a distance of up to 120 km and stay in the flight mode for over 10 hours.
The Orlan allows controlling four UAVs at a time and organizing a local network for up to 30 operators to manage the payloads of simultaneously launched drones.