Sunday, 29 May 2016

Russia testing 'suicide bomber drone'

Russia testing 'suicide bomber drone' designed for top secret kamikaze missions - and it will hit battlefield soon

A defence source has reveled that the drone "detonates after hitting a target" - and Vladimir Putin is hoping to deploy it on the battlefield soon

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A similar IAI Harop drone at the Paris Air Show 2013
Vladimir Putin's top military chiefs are testing a "suicide bomber" drone which will be deployed in top secret missions.
Defence sources in Russia have disclosed that the drones would be remote controlled and detonate when hitting a target.
It is expected that the drones would be used to provide air support to ground units.
The source added: "A drone which would act similar to a fire ship is being developed now.
"It detonates after hitting a target."
Based on a model which is already in use, the drone is being tested by chiefs and could be deployed in battle soon.
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The Kremlin Building, in Red Square, Moscow
Carrying on-board explosives, the new weapon could be controlled from thousands of miles away.
It is said to be more difficult to detect than an aircraft, as well as being cheaper for the Russian military to produce.
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A drone patrols the sky
Putin wants to replicate similar weapons that are already in use by rival nations, such as the United States' AeroVironment Switchblade, or Israel's Harpy and Harop drones.
Earlier this month we revealed how Russia is testing the Satan 2 "stealth nuke".
Its official name is the RS-28 Sarmat and it will replace aging Soviet R-36M missiles, which NATO military experts nicknamed "Satan".
"In this sense, the Sarmat missile will not only become the R-36M's successor, but also to some extent it will determine in which direction nuclear deterrence in the world will develop," the Russian news network Zvezda reported .
The missile is expected to be capable of delivering up to a dozen warheads, allowing to effectively destroy an area the "size of Texas or France", the broadcaster continued.
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Russia is also believed to be testing new rockets
It is expected to have a range of 10,000 km, allowing Moscow to attack European cities including London as well as major cities on America's west and east coasts.

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