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ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 (Aileron-3)


Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)


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Image from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 is a short-ranged Unmanned Aerial Vehicle charged with local surveillance and reconnaissance for operating ground troops.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 11/10/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) designed, developed, and produced by local Russian industry. It is intended for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role and features many industry standards including an autonomous flight option, automatic landing retrieval, and GPS navigation. Its mission payload is modular, able to accept an Infra-Red / Television combination unit or television / thermal imager module set. This provides the aircraft with the needed capabilities to survey and deliver real-time over-battlefield information to operators on the ground. Launching is by way of a simple rail with collapsing support legs.

The general design of the aircraft includes a blended wing-body shape with vertical planes seated along the trailing edges of the swept-back wing planform. The nose of the aircraft is rounded and features an underslung optics unit with full 360-degree traversal while the rear of the fuselage houses the powerplant driving the twin-bladed propeller unit (the blades are initially folded, springing to action upon launch).

Simple to field and operate, the Eleron-3 is designed for tactical-level, squad-based operations, providing a critical "eye in the sky" for forward-operating ground troops.



July 2015 - An Eleron-3SV air vehicle was lost during the fighting in Syria.

May 2018 - The Russian Ministry of Defense has been supplied with a quantitative stock Eleron-3 UAVs.

Specifications



Year:
2015
Status
Active, In-Service
Crew
0
Production
200 Units
ZAO ENIX - Russia
National flag of Russia National flag of Syria Russia; Syria
- Unmanned
1 x Conventional engine driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the rear of the fuselage in pusher configuration.
(Showcased performance values pertain to the ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None. Mission-specific equipment in the way of cameras and sensors carried.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 production model)
Eleron-3 - Base Series Designation.
Eleron-3SV - Russian Army ground forces designation.
Eleron-B - Export model designation.
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