Russian military will receive unmanned target helicopters

Technodinamika holding: VM-V target helicopters will enter the troops in 2022

in 2022. The target is designed to simulate drones and helicopters. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Tekhnodinamika holding of the Rostec state corporation.

The report noted that the delivery of a batch of drones to the troops was scheduled for early 2022. An aerial target – a simulator of a helicopter (VM-V) is part of a complex with helicopter-type drones, which was developed by specialists of the Dinamika center of the Thermodynamics holding.

The complex allows simulating low-speed helicopters and drones during testing of new weapons … The takeoff weight of the VM-V exceeds 300 kilograms. An unmanned helicopter can stay aloft for up to two hours, reaching a maximum altitude of 2.5 kilometers. The complex also includes a ground command post, ground support facilities and additional equipment.

Earlier, the Polish edition of Defense24 assessed the potential of outdated Russian aircraft. The publication noted that the planes can be used as unmanned false targets.

In November, VM-V drones were used in the Slavic Shield-2021 exercise. Unmanned helicopters simulated an air attack, which was repelled by the crews of the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems.