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Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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The Kiev military-industrial design bureau “Luch” announced the unveiling of the layout of the combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Sokol-300”.

The model of the drone was presented today on November 6th at the premises of an aircraft building plant in Zhulyany, a suburb of Kiev, where the Igor Sikorsky international airport is located.

The company has been working on the model of the drone over the last year and a half, the idea of ​​the project has been thought out and polished over several years.

The drone is based on the flight principle of cruise missiles, which are launched by the Ukrainian RK-360 missile used by the “Neptune” system. The rockets for Neptune are produced at the Luch KB. The Sokol-300 drone is capable of carrying 200-250 kilograms of payload.

Oleg Korostelev, general designer of the Luch Design Bureau, explained that this is the equivalent of the four Barrier anti-tank missiles developed by Luch Design Bureau in 2005.

Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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According to estimates, the cost of one such drone is 45.6 million hryvnia ($1.6 million). But if the production is carried out in series, then the price can be reduced by 30-40%.

Sokol-300 is equipped with a domestic optical-electronic station and can use several types of engines. These are domestic AI-450T2 and MS-500V-05S / CE, also foreign-made – Rotax 914.

Depending on the type of engine, the characteristics of the drone also differ.

  • Maximum speed:
  • AI-450T2 – 580 km/h;
  • MS-500V-05S/SE – 466 km/h;
  • Rotax 914 – 210 km/h.
  • Flight duration:
  • AI-450T2 – 5 hours;
  • MS-500V-05S/SE – 3 hours;
  • Rotax 914 – 2.6 hours.
  • Range of flight:
  • AI-450T2 – 1300 km;
  • MS-500V-05S/SE – 1000 km;
  • Rotax 914 – 3300 km.

At the same time, the range for all types of engines is the same – 150 km with direct radio communication and 300 km when used with a radio repeater.

Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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Ukraine Unveils Its Indigenous Sokol-300 Combat UAV

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It is also planned to equip the Sokol-300 UAV with radio technical equipment: a small-sized airborne radar station and a synthetic aperture radar.

The weapon include guided missiles with a range of up to 10 km.

During the development of the UAV, the experience of development and technical solutions for the “Neptune” was taken into account.

In particular, the complex is controlled from a mobile control center, which is unified with the control center of the RK-360 missile complex of the Neptune system and is located on the chassis of a truck, the brand of which is determined by the customer.

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francesco

Ukreine is a third world country which can barely poorly survive but spend $1.6 million for a drone!?! ???

DV28L

They spent more to develop it but if they can sell it it would bring some income

occupybacon

Incomming butthurt Russians :)

Lone Ranger

Unlikely, they have far better toys.

occupybacon

Yes they have, still butthurt on anything Ukrainians have.

Lone Ranger

Nyet.
Whoopsy…

occupybacon

Oh yeah baby :)

paolinks

Yeah, they are butthurt that ukrainians have a massive economic crisis. And a bunch of nazis going around the streets.

occupybacon

Another butthurt :)

Robert Ferrin

Lol its hard to argue with the truth but yet when a third world country can attach two wings to anything and make it fly why that’s a step forward,now we will wait a few more years while they advance far enough to create the rest,seeing all the educated ones up and left the Ukraine once the Nazi’s took over.!!!.!!!!

cechas vodobenikov

if Ukraine can produce a competent drone likely many others do also

Robert Ferrin

That’s a mighty big word “if” as my father use to say “if the dog haden’t stopped to take a shit, he would have caught the rabbit”,!!!!

SnowCatzor

Ukraine has nothing Russia wants or doesn’t have a better version of. Ukraine is a failed joke of a nation. Drones won’t help against modern AA and jamming systems anyway.

occupybacon

Another butt hurt :))

SnowCatzor

Ok moron. Keep coping…

occupybacon

Don’t cry little girl. It’s just a drone.

Proud Hindu

Putin like modi is a coward have to admit it.

Furkan Sahin

Modi is better than Erdogan

Sauron

Would be a waste not to use the aviation industry inherited from Soviets.

Lone Ranger

Oleg Antonov was ethnic Russian, born in Russia.
Krutschev moved the factory from Russia to Ukraine so ukrops can produce something aside from potatoes.
To this day its mainly staffed by ethnic Russians.
But you are right, they make good planes, they shouldnt go to waste.

paolinks

Oh Kruschev, the moron in chief! This man has done more against Russia than the US during all of the entire cold war era.

Lone Ranger

Very true indeed.

Sauron

Be ethnic Japanese, doesn’t matter. Its an industry within Ukraine.

Lone Ranger

Which isnt performing thanks to Ukraine..
They didn’t sell one jet for more than 2 years…

Sauron

sure, but I commented on the drone….

Proud Hindu

Russia is surrounded from all sides.Putin is another Pashniyan.He is incompetent and is a coward.Azerbaijan shot down their heli but russia retaliated through strong words.Putin is a wimp and i hope no country trusts the russian cowards.

Jihadi Colin

Did you enlist in the army? Did you at least join the NCC?

vann7

because the chinesse are not like coward putin ,they will strike india with a lot of power if they dare to target chinese soldiers.. india lost 200 soldiers the last time they target chinese soldiers.. so if you like brave and courageous leaders.then Xi Jinping is the one you need to praise.. not modi.. and yes you are right putin is a incompetent coward.. and he doesn’t quit , hopefully the military wil remove him. Aside is a bad idea to fight china..

Proud Hindu

Yawn.Chinese assholes wont survive a long war.A political will from india and china is toast.The chinese balloon will burst eventually

Garga

The specs are impressive, we have to wait and see what it becomes after they finished building it.
There are some errors in regard to flight duration with different engines in the article, most notable with Rotax.
Payload weight is also impressive. The design seem to me a bit odd, most notably the wings are too forward (most of the weight will be inevitably in the back and under the wings) but especially for that insane speed they claim to achieve by that unknown engine, but it’s a concept, I’m sure it’ll undergo numerous changes until a finished product comes out.

ypovalkanios_katimas

how is it possible with rotax that goes with 210 km/h and 2.6 hours duration, to have the longest flight range?

Jihadi Colin

Someone please explain to me how something with a maximum speed of 210 km/hour and endurance of 2.6 hours can fly for 3300 kilometres. Is this Banderastani mathematics? Slava Ukranazi!

Simon Ndiritu

Good Question!

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