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Kalashnikov to Introduce SKAT 350 M Drone at Expotechnoguard Exhibition in St. Petersburg

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Kalashnikov to Introduce SKAT 350 M Drone at Expotechnoguard Exhibition in St. Petersburg

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Kalashnikov to Introduce SKAT 350 M Drone at Expotechnoguard Exhibition in St. Petersburg
Kalashnikov to Introduce SKAT 350 M Drone at Expotechnoguard Exhibition in St. Petersburg

The highly anticipated Expotechnoguard exhibition in St. Petersburg from April 3 to 5 will mark the debut of the Kalashnikov Concern’s latest innovation: the SKAT 350 M unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The SKAT 350 M UAV is mass-produced by the Concern. The result of a major upgrade of the well-known Supercam 350 UAV, it is designed for aerial surveillance and detection in optical and infrared ranges. After studying the experience of operating this UAV, Kalashnikov experts managed to enhance the product’s aerodynamic properties and improve its ground control system. The drone’s wings and control surfaces have been updated. The updated design improved their mechanical strength and reliability.

Operator training and work have been made easier through the automation of numerous system features. The PVD automatic operation mode and a new controller improving the battery’s performance have been introduced. The SKAT 350 M features new and improved payload options. A number of technical solutions have been introduced to enhance the daytime and thermal imaging cameras’ performance. A cutting-edge module leveraging updated algorithms assists the operator in capturing and steadily tracking targets. All of the above upgrades have proven to be effective in practice, significantly increasing SKAT 350 M’s market appeal.

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Defense Minister of Russian Sergey Shoygu paid a working visit to the Izhevsk-based Kalashnikov Concern facilities engaged in producing unmanned aviation systems: the Izhevsk Unmanned Systems Scientific and Production Association (IzhBS SPA LLC) and the Izhevsk Aviation Plant (IAZ LLC).
Defense Minister of Russian Sergey Shoygu paid a working visit to the Izhevsk-based Kalashnikov Concern facilities engaged in producing unmanned aviation systems: the Izhevsk Unmanned Systems Scientific and Production Association (IzhBS SPA LLC) and the Izhevsk Aviation Plant (IAZ LLC).(Photo by Kalashnikov Concern)

The SKAT 350 M has already proven its efficacy in real-world scenarios. Operating within the Northern Military District, units of the Russian Guard successfully utilized this UAV in March to thwart an imminent threat. Special forces detected a hostile RM-70 Vampire Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, poised to unleash havoc upon the city of Belgorod from the Kharkov region. Employing the SKAT UAV, the Russian Guard swiftly relayed critical intelligence to the Russian Ministry of Defense, enabling precise targeting of the enemy installation. As a result, the hostile MLRS suffered catastrophic damage, rendering it inoperable, and incapacitating a significant portion of its crew.

Beyond the groundbreaking SKAT 350 M, the Kalashnikov Concern’s exhibition also will showcase a diverse array of cutting-edge products from its subsidiaries. Attendees can expect to witness modern iterations of military and civilian small arms, innovative marine equipment, and pioneering solutions in dynamic protection technology. With a total of 30 products on display, the Kalashnikov Concern reaffirms its commitment to pushing the boundaries of security and defense innovation. JSC Kalashnikov Concern, known until 2013 as the Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant is a Russian defense manufacturing concern and joint-stock company headquartered in the city of Izhevsk in the Republic of Udmurtia as well as the capital city of Moscow

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