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Georgia refuses to buy Israeli drones

2012-04-11 12:59

Test of the first Georgian unmanned flying vehicle was successful. In some years, Georgia won't be in need to import drones from abroad.


As reported by the NEWSru, Georgia has conducted the test of its first unmanned flying vehicle. The test was recognized successful.

Currently, there Georgia is armed with 40 unmanned flying vehicles Hermes 450, bought from the Israeli company Elbit Group in 2007.

Georgian drone, which name is not specified, is capable of speeds up to 160 kilometers per hour and to fly at an altitude of three thousand meters with a minimum flight altitude of one hundred meters. The UAV is equipped with an internal combustion engine and can be in the air for eight hours. It can be also equipped with a camera and a device of infrared thermal imaging and surveillance systems.

The test of the UAV was also attended by the president Mikhel Saakashvili. "Eighteen months later, these drones will be brought to such a level that would not yield to foreign analogues. This year they will be represented at the parade, and the next year they will be five times bigger and better", quoted the president of Georgia.


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