The Russian Defense Ministry released a video of the first flight of the upgraded Altius-U long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle on Aug 20. According to the military, the aircraft ascended up to 800 meters during the 32 min. flight in fully autonomous mode. The six-ton UAV can stay in the air “more than 24 hr.” and perform reconnaissance missions using optical, radio and radar means, the ministry says. The aircraft uses a satellite control channel, “which makes the ...

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