Belarus Unveils New UAVs and UCAVs

The Belarusian armed forces paraded new types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the country’s 3 July Independence Day parade. Shown for the first time were Burevestnik-MB fixed-wing unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), which were carried by MAZ-6317-family trucks. The Burevestnik-MB UCAV features a twin-boom design and has a range of...

The Belarusian armed forces paraded new types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the country’s 3 July Independence Day parade.

Shown for the first time were Burevestnik-MB fixed-wing unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), which were carried by MAZ-6317-family trucks.

A MAZ-6317 truck carries a Burevestnik-MB UCAV and a Busel-MB UAV during Belarus’ Independence Day parade on 3 July. (Nikolai Novichkov)
A MAZ-6317 truck carries a Burevestnik-MB UCAV and a Busel-MB UAV during Belarus’ Independence Day parade on 3 July. (Nikolai Novichkov)

The Burevestnik-MB UCAV features a twin-boom design and has a range of flight of up to 290 km, a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 400 kg, and an endurance of up to 10 hours. The vehicle is powered by a piston engine that produces a cruise speed of 120–150 km/h and a maximum speed of 220 km/h.

The UCAV flies at a height of 3,200 m, has a ceiling of 5,000 m, and carries a payload of 60 kg.

Source: www.janes.com