According to local Russian media reports, a drone Orion attack drone crashed near the village of Listvyanka in Russia’s Ryazan Oblast (Region).
According to photos released online, the drone clashes in about 70-100m away from a civilian building.
The initial version of the incident says that it was caused by a technical problem.
“The Orion drone in its attack configuration can carry up to four missiles, which it successfully test-fired in Syria. The drone has started arriving for Russian troops for its operational evaluation, after which the command will make a decision on launching it into serial production and accepting it for service,” TASS quoted its source as saying.
The Orion is a medium-altitude, long-endurance drone. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 1 tonne and a maximum payload of 200 kg.
The drone has a service ceiling of 7.5 km and its maximum flight duration with the standard payload is 24 hours. The drone can develop a speed of up 200 km/h.
At the MAKS-2019 air show, Kronshtadt Group Chief Designer Dolzhenkov told TASS that the Orion drone was at the final stage of its trials and that the Defense Ministry of Russia would get one such unmanned aerial vehicle before the end of the year.