Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Ukraine receives RQ-20 unarmed aerial vehicles donated by US

Ukrainian Army received a fresh shipment of hand-launched surveillance drones called the RQ-20 Puma, according to the Armyinform.com.ua.

The Armyinform.com.ua has reported that Ukrainian Soldiers already use the new Puma hand-launched unarmed aerial vehicle donated by the United States on the battlefield in the Zaporizhzhia region.

The drone has a range of about 12 miles (19 kilometers) and its battery provides more than three hours of flight time, according to a company fact sheet. It weighs 13 pounds and can be operated from a static position or a mobile platform.

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The Puma’s small size and its ease of use are positives for infantry units because it allows them to operate the systems organically. The Puma system is very important on a modern battlefield, especially for the infantry.

The RQ-20 can scan an area 360 degrees using a lightweight, electro-optical and infrared camera located on the bottom of the device. The drone has a maximum altitude of 10,500 feet above sea level and an operational altitude of 500 feet above sea level.

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