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Sokol Altius


Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) (2021)


Aviation / Aerospace

The Altius MALE UAV is being developed with both unarmed and armed reconnaissance functionality in mind.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/26/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

May 2018 - Sokol announced that development of the Altius UAV will be completed before the end of the year.

August 2019 - The Sokol Altius has achieved its first flight. Video of the event was released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on August 20th, 2019. The flight lasted some 32 minutes.

Specifications



Service Year
2021

Origin
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Russia

Status
IN-DEVELOPMENT
Program in Progress.
Crew
0
UNMANNED
Production
1
UNITS


Sokol Aircraft Factory / Sokol OKB / Kazan - Russia
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Close-Air Support (CAS)
Developed to operate in close proximity to active ground elements by way of a broad array of air-to-ground ordnance and munitions options.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


Length
38.1 ft
(11.60 m)
Width/Span
93.5 ft
(28.50 m)
MTOW
9,998 lb
(4,535 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Sokol Altius production variant)
Installed: 2 x RED A03 V12 diesel-fueled engines developing 500 horsepower each driving three-bladed propeller units in puller arrangement.
Range
6,214 mi
(10,000 km | 18,520 nm)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Sokol Altius production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
Up to 2 tons of equipment or air-launched / air-dropped ordnance.


Supported Types


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(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 4


Altius - Base Series Name.
Altius-M - Variant fitted with optical imagery intelligence and opto-electronic system; side-looking position radar; active phased antenna array.
Altius-U - Variant.


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