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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Russian-made unmanned/manned drone set for display

Chirok unmanned/manned droneA full-sized prototype drone from Russia's United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation is to be displayed later this month.

The unmanned/manned vehicle is the Chirok, a reconnaissance and combat hovercraft drone with cargo-carry capabilities.

Rostec, the state-owned parent company of UIMC, says the UAV is made of composite materials, has a maximum altitude of more than 19,500 feet, a maximum range of about 1,500 miles, and a payload weight of 661 pounds.

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