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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Russia starts reconnaissance, monitoring drone flights over Arctic

Eleron-3 UAVRussian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have begun carrying out reconnaissance and monitoring missions in the Arctic region, a military official says.

“Takhion and Eleron-3 unmanned aerial vehicles have been taking off into the skies of Murmansk region,” RT quoted the head of the Russia’s Northern Fleet press service, Vadim Serga, as saying on Wednesday.

Both UAVs have a range of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) and are capable of capturing and transmitting video in day and night-time conditions.

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