The company responsible for building some of Russia’s most lethal fighter jets is turning its attention to Unmanned Arial Vehicles. The Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG is working on creating shock and reconnaissance drones, some of which could be fighter sized aircraft, reports TASS News. A MiG spokesperson, Anastasia Kravchenko announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow that the prototypes will be in three categories, from one ton to five, from five to ten, and from ten to fifteen. Kravchenko also added that the prototypes are planned in the coming years and will use domestic engines developed for all classes of unmanned vehicles.
The Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG is working to create shock and reconnaissance drones weighing from 1 to 15 tons, their prototypes will appear in the coming years. This was announced on Tuesday by the official representative of the corporation Anastasia Kravchenko at the exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017.
“These are reconnaissance and strike targets, different classes for different tasks,” she said, answering the relevant question.
Kravchenko added that prototype drones will be created “in the coming years.” These devices will be in three categories – from one ton to five, from five to ten and from ten to fifteen.
According to her, domestic engines are being developed for all classes of unmanned vehicles.
RAC “MiG” planned to submit to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation proposals on the appearance of an unmanned aerial vehicle with a mass of 5 tons by the end of 2015. As reported in August 2015, Sergei Korotkov, who then held the post of general director of the company, research and development work to select the appearance of such a drone were conducted within the framework of the contract concluded with the agency.
Later Ilya Tarasenko, General Director of RAC MiG, said that the Russian prospective interceptor PAK DP (a long-range long-range intercept aircraft), which is being developed to replace the MiG-31, could become unmanned in the future.
Source: TASS News