Air Platforms

Army 2019: New variant of Korsar UAS unveiled

27 June 2019

The latest reconnaissance variant of the Korsar UAS was unveiled at the Army 2019 defence exhibition. Source: IHS Markit/Miko Vranic

The latest reconnaissance variant of the Korsar unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was unveiled at the Army 2019 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka close to Moscow on 25-30 June.

The tactical reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has a maximum take-off weight of 200 kg, maximum speed of 125 km/h, and a maximum cruising speed of 120 km/h. Its flight endurance is 10 hours and maximum flight altitude is stated to be 5.1 km. An industry source told Jane's that the reconnaissance Korsar's maximum flight altitude makes it a difficult target for many, if not most, man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS).

The Korsar can undertake reconnaissance missions in all weather conditions and can also be used in civilian roles such as environmental, infrastructure and traffic monitoring, firefighting, and search-and-rescue operations. The Korsar's length is 4.2 m and its wingspan is 6.5 m, according to the manufacturer.

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