Unmanned aerial vehicle "Pacer", aka "Orion", capable of hitting ground targets with guided missiles and corrected aerial bombs. Recently, the Russian military tested a new technology for aiming these attack drones in Syria..
This information was reported to RIA Novosti by a source, related to the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.
At the same time, the interlocutor did not say exactly, when exactly were the tests. UAVs "Orion" were aimed at terrorist objects using a portable reconnaissance complex, command and control and communications (KRUS) "Strelets-M". High speed and accuracy were achieved on tests. Some of the objects destroyed by the drone were discovered using the complex. Their coordinates were sent by ground units to the operators of the "Inokhodtsev" and to the headquarters via special communication channels in real time.
The source clarified, that ground reconnaissance, using "Sagittarius-M", detects an object and marks it on the tablet, where indicates its exact location and parameters. The received information is transmitted to the nearest drone, which strikes.
UAV "pacer" can carry a combat load up to 250 kilograms and be in the air up to 24 hours. Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, that this drone is capable of hitting targets through 8-12 minutes after their discovery.