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Belarusian scientists working on new unmanned aerial vehicle

Society 29.01.2018 | 18:53

MINSK, 29 January (BelTA) – Belarusian scientists are developing a new unmanned aerial vehicle Hawk, Maria Maksimova, assistant to the director of the R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), told BelTA at the exhibition of scientific and technical achievements timed to the Day of Belarusian Science.

“We are now working on an unmanned aerial system named Hawk. Plans have been made to design a multifunctional system to be used by the Defense Ministry and for civil purposes: protecting borders, reserved areas, and national parks, maintaining public order, and also searching for missing persons. The flight length and duration will be increased. The new UAV will weigh up to 600 kilograms. This project may take from two to three years,” Maria Maksimova said.

Minsk hosted a nationwide scientific conference on 26 January to mark the Day of Belarusian science and an exhibition of Belarus' scientific and technical achievements timed to the celebrations. It featured exhibits by the organizations affiliated with the NASB, the Education Ministry, the Emergency Ministry, the Industry Ministry, the state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, the Communications and Informatization Ministry, the Agriculture and Food Ministry, the State Standardization Committee, the State Military Industrial Committee, and other government bodies and agencies.

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