A Russian drone called threat to air defense systems, USA
Created by the Russian supersonic drone designed to attack air defense targets (air defense) of the enemy, said The National Interest by an American military expert Samuel Bendett.
“We know that it is difficult to shoot down a projectile flying at a low altitude but at high speed, — says the analyst. — This drone is able to overcome air defense system and strike on radar and missile installations.”
The expert said that for the penetration into the zone of air defense systems of the enemy, the Russian military can use drones with stealth technology.
Bendett believes that the prototype of the new weapons Russia will present in 2018. In his opinion, “this drone will be the Russian answer to the American line of MALE and HALE UAVs that have recently dominated the skies around the world”, therefore the U.S. “must continue to invest in air defense system”.
In February 2018, it became known that in Russia there is the development of unmanned long-range complex, which is capable of performing automatic low-altitude supersonic flight and will get managed and unmanaged agents.
Drones HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) distinguishes the possibility of a prolonged stay in free flight at high altitudes (usually up to 20 kilometers). These include, in particular, drone RQ-4 Global Hawk. Machines MALE (Medium-altitude long-endurance) is designed for flight at medium altitudes (3-9 km). Such drones include, for example, MQ-1 Predator.