Syrian rebels captures Russian-made Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) said its forces captured Russian-made Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle in Hama province, Syria.

According to FSA sources, the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle of Russian Armed Forces contingent in Syria was captured above northern Hama.  The Russian drone had problems  with the navigation system.

Orlan-10 is a medium-range, multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian firm Special Technology Center LLC in St Petersburg. The Orlan-10 complex consists of unmanned aerial vehicles, launch and recovery systems, ground control segment, and swappable payloads.

The drone can transmit telemetry data to a range between 120km and 600km from the launch station and endure for approximately 18 hours. Its cruising and maximum speeds are 110km/h and 150km/h respectively.

The UAV can fly at a maximum altitude of 5km in all weather conditions in difficult terrains. It can withstand wind speeds of 10m/s and operate in temperatures ranging from -30°C to 40°C.

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