Southern Military District artillery units of Russian army are using Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in an exercise in Dagestan in south Russia, the district’s press office said. The Takhion is a Russia-made mini-UAV developed to conduct reconnaissance missions in support for ground forces with a maximum range of 40 km.
The Takhion can be equipped with a video, photo or infrared camera. The UAV has a liftoff weight of about 25 kg and can fly up to 6 hours.
Takhion drones are produced at the Russian company Urals-based Izhmash-UAV enterprise.
“The artillery units supported by Takhion unmanned aerial vehicles have practiced reconnaissance, firing solution preparations and fire control in mountainous and wooded areas”, the press office said.
“The servicemen operated 122mm 2S1 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, Sani mortars and Grad-M multiple rocket launch systems”, the press office added.
According to the press office, the maneuvers were held at the Dalny training range equipped with modern simulators to bring the environment close to reality. The maneuvers involved 400 servicemen and more than 50 items of military hardware. (Russian Aviation/Business World Magazine)