Thursday, July 16, 2020

Crew of Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopter shot down Russian drone


Russian military helicopters spotted along Armenian-Turkish border

Russian military helicopters were spotted flying close to the border between Armenia and Turkey right after Turkish foreign minister strongly condemned a deadly Armenian...

NATO Forces return to Black Sea for the second time this year

NATO Maritime Command has announced that standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the...

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone

Russian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russia’s...

Russia develops new light air-transportable armored vehicle

Russia’s Military Industrial Company has unveiled the new state-of-the-art family of armored vehicles can carry out a wide variety of missions, including reconnaissance, command...

Several Russian soldiers wounded in car bombing in Syria

Several Russian soldiers were wounded Tuesday in a car bombing in northeastern Syria, according to Bild’s foreign policy editor Julian Röpcke. "Massive car bomb attack...

On 13 October, the crew of the Ukrainian Mi-24 attack helicopter shot down the Russian-made Orlan-10 UAV over along the Lysychansk-Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) press center has reported.

According to JFO’s statement, the Russian drone maneuvered, performing a reconnaissance flight along the Lysychansk-Severodonetsk route.

“The JFO commander Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev made a decision to destroy the target by attracting a Mi-24 helicopter of fire support operations,”  said in JFO.

- Advertisement -

The drone was shot down at 09:58 near the settlement of Borovske (Luhansk region). Subunits of the ground forces of the JFO found its fragments and identified them.

The downed drone was identified as the Orlan-10  unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian industry, which is on service with the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

The Orlan-10 is a medium-range, multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian firm Special Technology Center LLC in St Petersburg. The UAV is in service with the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.

It is intended for a variety of missions including aerial reconnaissance, observation, monitoring, search and rescue, combat training, jamming, detection of radio signals, and target tracking.

The Orlan-10 system comprises two to four UAVs and a catapult launcher. Each vehicle has a maximum take-off weight of 18 kg, a wingspan of 3.1 m, and carries a 3 kg payload. Powered by a piston engine, the Orlan-10 has an endurance of up to 10 hours, a maximum flight range of 300 km, and flies 70-150 km/h at an altitude of up to 5,000 m. The vehicle is launched against a 15 m/s wind.

According to the, production on the UAV was commenced in 2010. The unmanned aviation unit of Russian military base located in Armenia received Orlan-10 aerial systems in October 2015, to perform aerial reconnaissance in high-mountain areas.

Russia’s military held drills with Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles:

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor


Related News

U.S. Army deploys approximately 60 helicopters to Germany, Poland and Latvia

The U.S. Army has announced that it is deploying approximately 60 military helicopters from La Rochelle, France, and fly to training locations in Germany,...

Royal Netherlands Air Force just got its new F-35 stealth fighters

On 14 July, the Royal Netherlands Air Force has received two more F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters at Leeuwarden Air Base, with some delay. New...

U.S. State Dept. given green light for Japan to buy more F-35 fighters

The U.S. State Department has given the green light for Japan to buy F-35A Conventional Take­Off and Landing (CTOL) and F-35B Short Take-Off and...

New details about U.S. Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle revealed

Last month, the U.S. Department of Defense and GM Defense LLC announced an agreement worth about $214,3 million to build, field and sustain the...