Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
23 August 2019
Parent System: Forpost R
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 23 August 2019
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Description: The Forpost R is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) derived from the Israeli Hunter UAV with all components made in Russia. The primary objective of the Forpost R is to conduct reconnaissance missions on behalf of the Russian Armed Forces and to relay the target location in real time for its destruction. The overall performance has been improved in compared to the original Hunter/Forpost UAV. The 500 kg air vehicle incorporates improved radar identification equipment among other reconnaissance devices. The range was increased by 60 miles (100 kilometers) and can stay airborne for up to 18 hours with a ceiling of 20,000-ft. The Forpost R conducted its maiden flight on August 23, 2019, and is expected to join the Russian Armed Forces in 2020.
Forpost R Specifications
Number of Engines: 1
Length: 6.90 meter (22.6 foot)
Wingspan: 10.5 meter (34.4 foot)
Ceiling: 20,000 foot (6,096 meter)
Radius of Operation: 350 kilometer (189 nautical mile)
Flight Endurance: 18 hour (0.75 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 500 kilogram (1,102 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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