Russia launched drone from Arctic nuclear-powered ship

Russia launched drone from Arctic nuclear-powered ship

September 15, 2023

The drone will transmit operational information about ice conditions on the Northern Sea Route.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. For the first time in the world, an unmanned aerial vehicle has been launched from the nuclear icebreaker Taimyr in the Arctic. Tests of the ice reconnaissance complex were carried out on the helipad of a drifting icebreaker in the waters of the Ob bay.

The drone made two flights and photographed the ice surface. The complex consists of a vertical take-off and landing drone with a hybrid power plant, equipped with an optical-electronic system, a side-scan radar and an on-board special computer. In addition, the aircraft has a program installed that builds and recognizes images.

According to the Northern Sea Route directorate, the drone will receive operational information about ice conditions in order to ensure safe passage for ships. In the future, the complex will include an automatic landing system on the icebreaker deck without human intervention. After testing, the drone will be put into mass production.

Let us remind you that for the development of the Northern Sea Route, 120 ships will be built at Russian shipyards.

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Text: Angelika Stepanova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Transport Branch press service / editorial archive

September 15, 2023

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