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Luxembourg Delivered Czech-made Primoco One Drones to Ukraine - Media

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Six Czech-made Primoco One 150 UAVs were delivered to Ukraine by Luxembourg

This information was spread by Army Recognition with reference on own sources in the Luxembourg Ministry of Defense.

These drones were purchased by Luxembourg as part of military aid to the Ukrainian armed forces following the invasion of the country by Russian troops.

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As known, Luxembourg has already delivered to Ukraine military equipment and combat vehicles including HUMVEE tactical vehicles, NLAW guided missiles, night vision systems, military tents, generators as well as ammunition including 122mm rockets for BM-21 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System), RPG-7 rockets, and 12.7mm rounds.

Czech-made Primoco One 150 UAV
Czech-made Primoco One 150 UAV

The Primoco One 150 is a medium-sized UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) developed and manufactured by the Czech company Primoco UAV. The drone is designed to perform surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The drone successfully conducted its first flying test for military applications in September 2020.

The Primoco One 150 UAV can be equipped with military communication systems and an electro-optical reconnaissance system. It features a radio station from L3Harris and ANW2C datalinks from Persistent Systems. It also features a gimbal-mounted Epsilon 180 full HD electro-optical (EO)/middle wavelength infrared (MWIR) observation unit, SD thermal imaging channel in the MWIR band, and a laser rangefinder.

The Primoco One 150 features tail booms and wings mounted on the upper part of the fuselage. The drone is based on a fully composite airframe and has fixed tricycle-type landing gear. It has a length of 3.65 m, a wingspan of 4.85 m, and a height of 1.25 m. The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of the UAV is 150 kg and the maximum payload capacity is up to 30 kg.

Czech-made Primoco One 150 UAV
Czech-made Primoco One 150 UAV

The Primoco One 150 is powered by a 340 four-stroke, four-cylinder, fuel injection piston engine with two propellers located at the rear of the fuselage. It has a flight time of up to 15 hours, a range from the ground station of up to 200 km, and an overall distance covered of up to 2,000 km.

The Primoco One 150 is operated by remote control during each phase of flight, but additionally, the integrated auto-pilot system means that it is capable of fully automatic take-off and landing, and fully autonomous flight plan execution.

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