Russian developers are exploring the possibility of using heavy drones to control the border in the Arctic.
“The unmanned systems of medium and heavy classes which can transmit data over long distances will be in demand in remote areas of the Arctic and the Far East seas in future”, the head of Russian FSB Border Service Vladimir Kulishov said to TASS. Such UAS (unmanned aerial systems) are less dependent on weather conditions.
“Industrial enterprises are currently exploring the possibility of manufacturing helicopter-type UAS which can take off and land both on border patrol ships with an aviation-technical complex and on the coast,” Kulishov said.
According to his words, UAS of domestic production are already actively used to protect the state border, as well as mobile tethered balloon monitoring systems designed for remote monitoring of far located sections of the border and coordinating the actions of border guards.
Last year, the border guards got a new multicopter type vehicle, capable of hovering over a given area and working in day and night conditions.
“The use of drones can significantly increase the effectiveness of the border protection in hard-to-reach and remote areas,” said the head of the Border Service.
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