UAV Orlan Gives Way to New Drone
At the MAKS-2019 airshow, visitors of the UAVs pavilion learned about a new drone named Feniks. It is designed by the St. Petersburg-based company Technologies of Automation & Programming (
"If you look at the center section carefully, you’ll see the new additional moving elements that help to control the drone if the wing-flap system fails", explained the company’s official.
As compared to Orlan, the UAV made by TAIP has heavier payload; Feniks can carry 8 kg in contrast to Orlan’s 5 kg.
The new drone uses two in-house designed types of engine: gasoline and kerosene ones. According to Andrey Soleyev, the latter is preferable for hot-climate and naval applications.
The International Aviation & Space Salon (MAKS-2019) took place in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, from August 27 to September 1. The show attracted at least half a million visitors.
Mil.Press publishes news about the exhibit in the thematic section MAKS.
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