Russia Unveils New Military Drones At Army Forum

TASS News reports Russia has just unveiled its most advanced Korsar reconnaissance drone at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation's Army 2019 International Military Techincal Forum on Tuesday.

The Korsar belongs to the class of short-range reconnaissance drones. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 440 pounds and has a 74.5-mile range. It can maintain speeds of 70 mph to 95 mph at an altitude of 16,700 feet.

The Korsar is powered with a 50 horsepower piston engine. An upgraded version of the drone will offer additional horsepower.

The military forum began at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center outside Moscow on Tuesday and will last through June 30.

The forum's events will be held in the exhibition center and other regions in Russia. According to government estimates, the forum will host 1,500 defense companies that will demonstrate more than 27,000 products and technologies.

The defense ministry said 60 units of weapons, military, and specialized equipment would be tested in the Western Military District at the Alabino training ground near Moscow during this week.

These are the newest modifications of T-90A, T-80U, T-72BZ tanks, self-propelled artillery mounts 2S19 SAU "Msta-S", volley fire systems 2B17 "Tornado-G", infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2, BMP-3, armored personnel carriers BTR -82A, reconnaissance strike complex 1L261 "Zoo-1M", as well as modern automotive and robotic technology

The ground component of the forum will be demonstrated in the framework of static and dynamic shows. In the course of the latter, viewers will see the running, maneuverable and fire capabilities of the new Russian weapons.

The international military-technical forum "Army-2019" will last from June 25 to 30 not only in the Moscow region, but also in military districts and in the Northern Fleet. As part of the business program of the main forum, practical conferences, seminars, round tables and presentations of new technologies of the military-industrial complex are planned, the defense minstry tweeted. 

A journalist from Al-Mayadin News Network tweeted pictures of several exhibits showing new tactical vehicles.

Another journalist stood in front of a combat robot used for reconnaissance and support missions in Syria.

A defense writer had her pictures taken in front of an S-400 missile system.

Defense World tweeted a photo of a model of Russia's next nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Sputnik shows one exhibit that had a drone with an optical sensor that looked like a snowy owl.

Army Recognition found one display that had an unmanned ground vehicle, used for storage and helps alleviate the weight from paratroopers in the field.

Live Journal was another source that has been covering developments at the forum: