The Russian military used a modernized Lancet drone in Syria
The Russian military used a highly modernized version of the Lancet loitering ammunition (kamikaze drone) against terrorists in Syria, which is capable of carrying a larger warhead, RIA Novosti reports, citing a military-diplomatic source.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the new version of the kamikaze drone has changed the aerodynamics of – now it has one large X-shaped wing and an X-shaped tail, and not two symmetrical X-shaped wings, as before.
The device has increased the duration and range of the flight, and it is “capable combat unit of increased power,” the source said.
Earlier it was reported that a new airfield tanker was being developed for the Aerospace Forces. It will allow you to refuel several aircraft at the same time.
It also became known that from March 1, drone owners will have to undergo training at the Federal Air Transport Agency and obtain a pilot's license.