ISIS claims to have shot down Russian Granat-4 unmanned aerial vehicle

The terror group – also known as Daesh or ISIS, claims that its forces have shot down Russian Granat-4 unmanned aerial vehicle near Tiyas Military Airbase in the Homs province.

The militants  says they have shot down a Russian Granat-4 unmanned aerial vehicle outside Tiyas Military Airbase (also known as the T-4 Airbase) located in the Homs Governorate, north of Tiyas.

The footage is impossible to verify, but the wreckage appears to be a Granat-4.

The Granat-4 is a tactical unmanned aircraft developed by Izhmash Unmanned Systems (part of Kalashnikov Concern).

A Granat-4 unmanned air system (UAS) comprises two UAVs, a set of replaceable payload modules, a starter, a charging and refuelling station for the UAVs, a ground control post on the basis of the KAMAZ-4350 truck with the 4350D-11 van-type body, two transportation containers, and a demountable catapult.

The Granat-4 UAV has a maximum take-off weight of 30 kg, a maximum payload weight of 3 kg, a length of 2.4 m, a wing span of 3.2 m, a cruising speed of 90 km/h, a maximum speed of 145 km/h, an operational range of up to 70 km, and a maximum flight altitude of 11,500 ft.

The Russian Granat-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Source: Nikolai Novichkov

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