Brazilian company SIATT-Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio has initiated talks with Russian state-owned organisation Rosoboronexport to market and build Orlan-10E multimission surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial systems (UASs) in Brazil, Jane’s was told on 2 April.
Speaking at the 2019 LAAD defence and security exhibition, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2–5 April, officials said Russian UAS manufacturer Special Technology Center (STC) and Brazilian consulting firm Logitec Assessoria em Logística also are involved in the talks gearing at selling the vehicle for military, homeland security, and civil applications.
Designated as Águia-10E in Brazil, the UAS is being proposed with three different gyro-stabilized electro-optical payloads, as well as in two variants equipped with radio frequency monitoring unit and photography, video, or thermal imaging kits respectively. Other associated equipment includes a ground control station and transport cases.
The catapult-launched Orlan-10E feature maximum take-off weight of 18.7 kg, 3.1 m wingspan, 4.5 kg payload capacity, maximum 150 km/h speed, endurance of more than 10 hours, a maximum service ceiling of 5,000 m and range in excess of 500 km.
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