Belarus Flexes Muscles With New Rocket-Launching Drones

Story By:  Gheorghi CaraseniSub Editor:  Joseph GolderAgency: Central European News

CEN/ State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus

This is the moment Belarusian soldiers send rocket-launching killer drones into the sky and blow up targets with deadly precision during a round of war games.

The State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus posted the footage on social media showing off their nifty new drones which carry and fire missiles.

Soldiers flew a Kvadro-1400 UAV which is able to carry two RPG-26 rocket launchers at once.

CEN/ State Authority for Military Industry of the Republic of Belarus

The killer drone has a ground control station and an on-board camera to help operators eliminate targets.

Reports said the other drone in the footage is a Soaring Tube UAV which carries one rocket launcher and can eliminate light armoured vehicles and concrete walls.

The Belarus State Military Committee said the drones were designed by the company Display Design Office JSC which specialises in the development and production of multi-purpose video monitors and remote-controlled weapon systems.

The Kvadro-1400 UAV reportedly has a take-off weight is of 35 kilogrammes (77 lbs) while its slightly smaller cousin, the Soaring Tube, weights 11 kilogrammes (24 lbs) as it only carries a single RPG-26 rocket launcher instead of two.

The RPG-26 Aglen is a disposable anti-tank rocket launcher developed by the Soviet Union. It fires a single-stage rocket with jack-knife fins, which unfold after launch.

The rocket carries an anti-tank warhead capable of penetrating 440 millimetres of armour, one metre of reinforced concrete or one and a half meters of brickwork.

It has a maximum effective range of around 250 metres.

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