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January 27, 2015
Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Jan 27, 2015
The Russian United Instrument Corporation (UIC) has constructed two prototype versions of reconnaissance and strike drones, code-named "Chirok," and is currently preparing them for tests, a source at UIC told RIA Novosti Friday. The source explained that currently there are three models of reconnaissance and strike drones (RSD) "Chirok." One of these is a mock-up copy, two others are full-sized models with a payload weight limit of up to 300 kilograms. At the moment they are being prepared f ... read more

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Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly
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US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots
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Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions
Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to disasters such as earthquakes or floods currently rely on remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles to ... more
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In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts
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Law firm forms unit for civilian UAV issues
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US can pursue 'reckless' drone flyers, panel rules
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New Global Hawk support contract for Northrop Grumman
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