The first aircraft unmanned Russian assault could develop from an existing model aircraft, twin engine training aircraft Yakovlev Yak-130. The device is potentially capable of overcoming the properties of US drone MQ-9 Reaper, known for its mission in Afghanistan.
This was informed RIA Novosti the guidance counselor Radioelektrónnye Tejnológii consortium ('radio-electronic Technologies', abbreviated KRET by its Russian acronym) Vladimir Mijéyev. According to his estimate, the potential of the Yak-130 for eventual refurbishment is great.
The KRET said, has "all necessary studies for it, but this task involves introducing some major changes in the radio-electronic equipment on board." The supremacy of the final product on the deadly US unmanned aerial vehicle, in your opinion, would "in its push-to-weight ratio and its universality".
Currently the consortium is designing a new radar and electro-optical targeting and navigation system that should provide the Yak-130's ability to carry and shoot several additional types of weapons. A British magazine said in June that, judging from the weapons they can carry and is "more than a training plane" and "makes you lose your head."
The Yak-130 is a twin-engine monoplane introduced in military education in Russia in 2009. It is the first to the Russian military instructors and their students the ability to be guided by a pilot who is outside the cabin, particularly from another airplane of the same model. Allows also learn to perform defensive and offensive maneuvers own aircraft of the fourth and fifth generation, ie poachers.