Russia, China Developing First Drone-Carrying Missile

RIA Novosti21.09.2015 Joint Ventures
Russia, China Developing First Drone-Carrying Missile

Russia, China Developing First Drone-Carrying Missile

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A multiple rocket launcher jointly being developed by Russia and China will feature the world’s first ever missile capable of hauling a drone.

“Using this new configuration we’ll be able to reconnoiter far-off targets pretty fast as the drone is carried 90 kilometers [56 miles] away by a missile moving at a tremendous speed,” Rostec Deputy Director Dmitry Rytenkov told RIA Novosti.

“The UAV will then fly for around 30 minutes scouting the designated area in a real time mode and sending obtained information to the operator,” he added.

On the Russian side the development work on the 300mm missile is being done by Splav - a Tula-based scientific production association.

Earlier it was reported that the two countries will jointly create a brand new heavy-lift helicopter.

Source: RIA Novosti; Photo: © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov

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