Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Antonov unveils new “Horlytsia” unmanned combat air vehicle

The Ukroboronprom SE “Antonov” has unveiled new “Horlytsia” AN-BK-1 (Turtledove in Ukrainian) unmanned combat air vehicle.

The Horlytsia is a family of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by  the Ukrainian Antonov company. part of State Concern“Ukroboronprom”. The Horlytsia is primarily a day-and-night intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance  asset, equipped with a high-definition  electro-optical/infrared  sensor turret.

According to a Ukroboronprom  press release the new Horlytsia unmanned combat air vehicle have 100 km maximum range of.


Antonov enterprise built more than 22,000 units of more than one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport and special-purpose aircraft.  Cargo giants “Ruslan” and “Mriya”, being a visit card of the Company are the special pride of aviation designers. They set up 270 world records. As a total, ANTONOV aircraft set up more than 500 records.

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"Horlytsia" unmanned combat air vehicle
“Horlytsia” unmanned combat air vehicle

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