Heavy Russian drone Altius-U makes it maiden flight

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Russia’s Ministry of Defence released footage on Tuesday showing its new high-endurance reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Altius-U performing its first flight at an undisclosed military airfield.

According to the ministry, the drone’s first flight lasted 32 minutes during which it reached an altitude of 800 meters (2,600 ft).

Altius-U uses optical, radio engineering and radar tools and is said to be able stay in flight for more than 24 hours. The mass of the device is about six tons. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/a093

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