UAC reportedly started testing phase of unmanned combat aerial vehicles projects

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UAC reportedly started testing phase of unmanned combat aerial vehicles projects
 
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), a Rostec subsidiary, have started the trials of attack unmanned aerial vehicles - multicopters carrying rocket launchers, UAC told TASS on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. "The testing of the copters have begun. The simulated combat environment they are being tested in maximizes realism," a UAC employee said.
     
UAC reportedly started testing phase of unmanned combat aerial vehicles 640 001UAC is currently developing numerous  UCAVs such as the Zond project, unveiled during MAKS 2015
     
According to UAC, the copters are engaged with automatic weapons from the ground to test their survivability. Electronic warfare systems are used to make them land. "The copters have performed rather well, but more tests are needed so far," the UAC source added.

UAC Director General Alexander Yakunin previously told TASS in an interview that early examples of copters equipped with rocket launchers and flamethrowers and capable of "dodging bullets" had been developed in Russia.

"Surveillance, fire control, attack and cargo copters have been developed. They can keep targets under surveillance in automatic mode and maneuver in a special manner while engaging targets, which makes them virtually invulnerable to small arms fire," Yakunin said.
     
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