Azerbaijan purchases kamikaze drones from Israel

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Azerbaijan purchases kamikaze drones from Israel


14 January 2019 16:03 (UTC+04:00)

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By Abdul Kerimkhanov

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have replenished their arsenals with Israeli Sky Striker absolutely autonomous loitering munitions programs able to long-range exact tactical strikes manufactured by Elbit Programs, the web portal bmpd reported on January 11.

The drone-kamikaze is a small unmanned aerial automobile with a pushing propeller and an electrical motor. Its weight is 35 kg, and fight items of varied functions weigh from 5 to 10 kg.

Sky Striker differs from its analogues by electrical engines which makes no sound.The velocity of UAV – 185 kmph and endurance is 2 hours. Kamikadze strikes the purpose with the velocity of 300 knts.

Sky Striker might be airborne for as much as two hours. The operator’s managing drone can direct it to the goal virtually to contact with it with the flexibility to cancel the assault. If through the flight it was not attainable to discover a respectable goal, the UAV can return and sink to the bottom with the assistance of a parachute. Drone can assault the goal at totally different angles.

Azerbaijan is the primary overseas operator of Sky Striker. As per now, the nation makes use of “Harop” loitering munitions of IAI firm. 

There are already small shock disposable UAVs Harop of the corporate Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Orbiter 1K (Zərbə-Okay) of the corporate Aeronautics Protection Programs (ADS) within the armament of the Azerbaijani military. On the identical time, Orbiter 1K (Zərbə-Okay) was demonstratively used on the contact line, and IAI Harop kamikaze drones had been used through the April fights in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Orbiter 1K ammunition has a take-off weight of about 11 kg, a warhead weight of two.5 kg and a flight period of as much as 3.5 hours. Harop gadgets have a take-off weight of 135 kg, a warhead weight of 23 kg, a flight period of as much as six hours.

In distinction to the IAI Harop, the Sky Striker and ADS Orbiter 1K barrage munitions are virtually silent as they’re pushed by electrical motors.

Over the previous decade, Israel formally offered Baku a variety of deadly and non-lethal weapons – from small arms, armored autos, mortars to numerous varieties of unmanned aerial autos, radar and air defence programs, in addition to rocket artillery programs. To a sure extent, this cooperation has additionally advanced – some weapons programs, initially acquired by Baku, are actually being produced independently in accordance with licenses issued by the Israeli army trade.

Abdul Kerimkhanov is AzerNews’ workers journalist, comply with him on Twitter: @AbdulKerim94 

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