Easter: Orion, Combat Missions in Ukraine

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SouthFront: The video below provides a summary of footage showing the work of Russia’s “Inokhodets” (also known as “Orion”) unmanned combat aerial vehicles during the military operation in Ukraine that started on February 24, 2022.

Russia showcased Orion combat UAVs delivered to its armed forces for the first time in October 23, 2020. Then, the reports claimed that the UAV was armed with guided aerial bombs weighing 20 and 50 kilograms with a folding wing, which allows them to glide exactly to the target. The showcases arsenal also included KAB-20 corrected aerial bombs and small-sized missiles.

In Video: Work Of Russian Combat UAVs During Operation In Ukraine

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The Orion is equipped with three suspension points – two under the wing consoles and one under the fuselage. The maximum payload is 200 kilograms. Initially it was developed in as a reconnaissance UAV, but then it was modernized and its capabilities have been significantly expanded.

 

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