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  • Georgia Showcases UAV
    Posted by Robert Wall 10:33 AM on Apr 11, 2012

    The Georgian government is showing off an indigenously developed tactical unmanned aircraft (watch a video of the system here).

    The defense ministry says the system has 8 hours of endurance and can operate at up to 3,000 meters altitude. Top speed is given as 160 km/h.

    It is pneumatically launched and uses a parachute recovery system.

    Although the baseline system uses an EO/IR payload, the defense ministry says signals intelligence and radiation detection roles also are being considered.

    Georgia has been a customer of Israeli unmanned aircraft in the past. The deal gained notoriety because of claims that Israel later provided vital information on the systems sold to Georgia to the Russian government in exchange for information on systems Moscow has sold to Iran.

    Tags: ar99, unmanned, Georgia

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