вторник, 25 июля 2017 г.

First review of the Orion UAV

First public presentation of the new russian long range UAV Orion from Kronshadt Group was at first day of MAKS-2017 air show in Ramenskoye near Moscow. The new UAV was designed special for reconnaissance missions and surveillance of ground targets at operational-tactical range (250 km). The working time that the device can be around 24 hours. The range of the UAV is most likely limited by communication systems of complex.

We thinking that first flight of Orion UAV was in the 2016 and now this UAV is one of general program of military drones for RuAF.

Article about Orion UAV at MilitaryRussia.Ru is here

Full scale Orion UAV at MAKS-2017 air show 18.07.2017 г. (photo - Eugany Erokhin, https://missiles2go.ru).

понедельник, 3 июля 2017 г.

Bulava's failure at test 27.09.2016

On June 26, 2017, the Zvezda TV channel published the full version of the video of double launchs of the 3M-30 Bulava missile's which took place on September 27, 2016. As you remember both of the missiles started properly but after a successful launch one of the missiles self-destructed (this if official information).

Last year we already discuss strange flight of second missile and now we can see all details of this failure - this video shows how and what happened. In general, at first I see that first-stage engine had some delay in the first seconds of flight. Second - later missile began to correct the trajectory of the flight and probably had some problems in the operation of the controlled nozzle of engine or the missile control system in general (at third). As a result the missile was destroed by an emergency rocket explosion system.

3M-30 Bulava / SS-N-32 missile at MilitaryRussia.Ru