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Russia's newest drone to undergo certification tests within days — source

Russia's newest drone to undergo certification tests within days — source
Russia's newest drone to undergo certification tests within days — source
<p><strong>Russia&rsquo;s newest tactical drone Korsar will undergo government certification tests within days, a spokesman for the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (affiliated with Rostec) has told TASS, adding that all three drones of that type to be tested were operational.</strong></p> <p><strong>Some media said earlier there was only one sample of Korsar, which had crashed during a test flight.</strong></p> <p><strong>&quot;This is not true. There was an emergency due to the operator&rsquo;s error. The human factor is to blame. The crews are merely learning to fly our drone. Nothing critical happened. The drone landed safely by parachute,&quot; he said.</strong></p> <p>Currently three drones are being tested. All of them are operational, including the one that suffered an emergency.</p> <p>&quot;The drone in question has already made several flights after the emergency and landed without any problems,&quot; the corporation&rsquo;s spokesman said.</p> <p>Korsar has been through all development tests.</p> <p>&quot;It took us several years to make this machine. Everything is well-calculated and checked. The drone will undergo government certification tests soon,&quot; the company&rsquo;s official said.</p> <p>Korsar is expected to cope with tactical tasks on a battle field. Its mass is about 200 kilograms and the wing, 6.5 meters. The Korsar complex consists of several drones, a ground control center and other instruments. In the long term Korsar may be complemented by another drone having slightly different characteristics.</p> <p><img src="http://img.scoop.it/kkRmD3PZm8O8NHdMYplGVTl72eJkfbmt4t8yenImKBVvK0kTmF0xjctABnaLJIm9" /></p>
8/15/2016
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