Kazan aircraft designers have updated the heavy drone "Altair"
Experts Kazan Experimental Design Bureau "Falcon" for six years working on a heavy unmanned aerial vehicle "Altair". Last year, they created the first version of the device and have it tested. The tests went well, then engineers started to refine the design of UAV, introducing in its design and development of new technologies. As a result, there was a second version of "Altair", which recently "lit up" on the web.
The prototype of an unmanned aircraft became harder and now instead of the originally announced five weighs almost seven tons. Now designers are planning to increase the flight range of "Altair" to 12 kilometers, passing achieving flight duration of 48 hours. In this case, the device must be able to carry on board up to two tons of cargo - in this scenario the UAV will not only perform reconnaissance, but also take on board the weapon.
Earlier there were rumors that the developers are going to present and the civil version of the aircraft - such a move will attract to its creation of private investors and to increase the budget of the project.