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APU received a reconnaissance aircraft H10 Poseidon II for 300 thousand euros: what is known about the UAV

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The UAV is practically invisible to radar and therefore can become indispensable for reconnaissance and artillery.

Air assault troops of Ukraine will receive an unmanned system of Poseidon. This was announced by Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page. Focus It will tell you what the H10 Poseidon II reconnaissance drone can do.

In his article, the politician noted that “scouts need drones of a completely new quality: our paratroopers with high flight time, high protection against enemy electronic warfare and 40x zoom, and absolutely wonderful cameras that are the “eyes” of our gunners, which will make this counterattack more effective. And now we have such a drone. H10 Poseidon Mk II. Operating range up to 150 km. Altitude – up to 4000 m. Cruising speed 75 km / h.”

Poroshenko said half of the funds for the drone were raised by NGO Right Hromada, while the other half was paid for by the politician himself, his wife Maryna, and the Poroshenko Foundation.

“The drone costs more than 318,000 euros. But this is a very cool station, a radio communication system. Very cool birds that require a high level of professionalism,” wrote the former president of Ukraine.

He added that the Ukrainian defenders received special training and that “today they are one of the best operators of these drones in Ukraine and can simultaneously provide information to the battalion commander, brigade commander and commander.”

H10 Poseidon II Drone Features

According to Swarmly.aero, the H10 Poseidon VTOL reconnaissance UAV is classified as a medium-range vehicle that provides mobility for reconnaissance operations. It can be transported by SUV or pickup truck and is ready to go in less than 10 minutes.

The fighter aircraft H10 “Poseidon” was created in the form of a monocoque high-wing aircraft with an electric motor and pusher propeller, as well as 4 permanently mounted electric motors and vertical take-off and landing propellers. According to the developers, this design has a significant advantage in terms of flight safety, since the VTOL engine is used not only for takeoff, landing and hovering, but also for emergency recovery of the device (instead of an emergency parachute).

The H10 Poseidon can operate even when no satellite link is available, has a very low acoustic signature in cruise flight, an extremely small radiation pattern and no detectable thermal signature, making it an ideal tool for covert operations. In other words, it is invisible to radars and thermal cameras.

Features UAV H10 Poseidon:

  • Maximum operating temperature: 60°C
  • Minimum operating temperature: -20°C
  • Maximum working precipitation: 4mm/h
  • Wing area: 100 dm²
  • Length: 1.9m
  • Stopping speed: 50 km/h
  • Maximum load capacity: 3 kg
  • Travel speed: 75 km/h
  • Maximum speed: 100km/h
  • Maximum total range: 150 km
  • Wingspan: 3.5m
  • EVLOS communication range: 50 km
  • Maximum take-off weight: 22 kg
  • Maximum flight altitude: 4 km
  • Maximum waiting time: 15 min.
  • Maximum flight time: 2 hours

Earlier, Focus reported that Ukrainian soldiers shot down an Orlan-10 reconnaissance drone used by the Russian Armed Forces.

Source: Riafan

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