Ukrainian Spectator-M1 Military Drone Successfully Tested
The Spectator-M1 completed tasks under simulated combat conditions
The device is equipped with a new thermographic camera and an advanced control station. It is light-weight, which allows it to stay in the air longer, Ukroboronprom reported.
Developers say that the Spectator-M1 can fly silently. Given its small size and specially selected fuselage color, it’s difficult to see.
The upgraded Spectator-M1 drone is capable of flying at an altitude of up to 3,600 meters, with a top speed of 120-kilometers-per-hour. The typical speed for performing tasks is 70-kilometers-per-hour. It can stay in the air for more than two hours. The drone also transmits video information in a digitally-encoded form. The range of flight is up to 150 kilometers.
During the tests, the Spectator-M1 completed tasks under conditions as close as possible to real combat ones. It’s shown that it can perform even with active enemy electronic warfare.
After the successful testing, the Spectator-M1 drone will be included in the regular state defense armament and will be used for reconnaissance.