Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Maiden Flight: 20 August 2019
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Altair and Altius-M
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Simonov Design Bureau, Tranzas and UZGA*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Altius
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Maiden Flight: 20 August 2019
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Altius or Altius-M is a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) developed by Tranzas and Sokol to perform reconnaissance, strike and electronic attack missions on behalf of the Russian Air Force and Navy. The Altius program started in October 2011 after the Russian Ministry of Defense awarded a 3 billion Ruble contract for its development along with the Inokhodyets UAV system. The 5-ton Altius-M aircraft system uses a modular approach with a variety of payloads to perform strike, reconnaissance and electronic warfare (EW) missions using the Khibiny or Borisoglebsk-2 jamming systems. The aircraft system features a long wing design with two under-wing turboprop engines and a V-shaped tail. By its size and weight it is similar to the United States Air Force (USAF) MQ-9 Reaper. The Altius-M first flight was completed during 2014 with testing to be carried out during 2015. Enter into service is planned for 2016 or later. The six-ton final design known as Altius-U took to the skies on August 20, 2019.

Altius-U Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 2
Propeller Blades: 3
Max Range: 10,000 kilometer (5,400 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Flight Endurance: 48 hour (2 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 7,000 kilogram (15,432 pound)
Payload: 2,000 kilogram (4,409 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Altius-U News

There are 6 news between
2 Apr 2012 and 20 Jan 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020Russian Air Force Altius-U Long-Range Surveillance Drone to Feature Satellite Communications
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Russian Air Force Altius-U Reconnaissance Drone Successfully Perfoms Maiden Flight
Monday, September 10, 2018Russia Testing Third Prototype of Altius-M Heavy Drone
Tuesday, December 26, 2017Russia to Develop Turbojet Powered Reconnaissance and Strike Drone
Sunday, January 25, 2015Russian Army to Introduce New Advanced, Long-Range Reconnaissance and Attack UAV
Monday, April 2, 2012Tranzas and Sokol to Develop Pedrator Style Strike Drone for Russian Armed Forces

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