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Russia’s first 3D-printed surveillance drone on display (VIDEO) – RT

by • July 10, 2016 • No Comments

Today, it takes one day to 3D-print the UAV’s elements, while building them takes only 15-20 minutes. The UAV has a wingspan of 2.4 meters, the UAV’s producer United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) said as cited by Russian news agencies.

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The drone’s propulsion process is a domestically manufactured engine, with an operational range of up to 50 kilometers.
The aircraft can be equipped with various types of photo and video cameras and communication devices, manufacturing it a handy inexpensive tool for reconnaissance and monitoring.
“Additive innovation makes serial production of the unit a considerably shorter and bargain-priceder process,” said Sergey Skokov, UIMC deputy CEO. A principal advantage of the 3D-printed drone is which any damaged element of its hull can be rapidly and effectively manufactured “even in the field,” Skokov introduced.
Skokov said which bargain-priced 3D-printed drones may be a step towards realizing having huge drone deployments on battlefields, to solve various combat assignments.
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In late May, a defense source told TASS which one of the drone models utilized by Russia is to be adjusted to be utilized as a kamikaze.
This year the yearly international industrial expo Innoprom-2016 is being held in the city of Yekaterinburg on July 11-14. It is expected to attract a few 50,000 visitors and over 600 participating companies and enterprises.

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