Ukrspecsystems has introduced their latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Mini Shark unmanned aerial system. The prototype of this drone was showcased at the Brave1 exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Militarnyi reports.
According to Ukrspecsystems, the new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is specifically designed for conducting reconnaissance and locating ground targets, which can subsequently be targeted for destruction by artillery, ground forces, or specialized units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For this purpose, it is equipped with a 10x zoom optical-electronic camera.
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The Mini Shark drone has a wingspan of 2.6 meters and a length of 125 cm. It has a maximum takeoff weight capacity of 5 kg and can stay airborne for up to 2 hours.
In terms of operational capabilities, the Mini Shark drone can fly for 2 hours within a 35 km radius from the operator, reaching a top speed of 120 km/h. It can reach a maximum altitude of 1 km and is designed to operate within a temperature range of -15 to +45 degrees Celsius. Notably, it employs a landing mechanism similar to that of an airplane, eliminating the need for landing gear.
Furthermore, Ukrspecsystems has announced that its engineers have started developing a compact UAV in response to a request from the Ukrainian military. Currently, the model is undergoing factory testing.