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Ice reconnaissance complex successfully tested under Arctic conditions

The uniqueness of these tests consisted in performing take-off and landing in real conditions from the helipad of a drifting nuclear-powered icebreaker.

4 July 2023

An ice reconnaissance software and hardware complex based on a deck-based drone has been successfully tested under Arctic conditions. On Tuesday, Rosatom's North Sea Route Directorate (NSR) press service announced that the uniqueness of the current stage of the tests was that the drone took off and landed from the helipad of a drifting nuclear-powered icebreaker. This is reported by TASS.

'The second stage of tests of an ice reconnaissance complex based on a deck-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was successfully conducted in the waters of the Gulf of Ob in the Kara Sea (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area—TASS note),' the press service reported.

During the tests, two en-route flights were carried out, during which images of the underlying surface were obtained in the visible and radar ranges. The demonstration included the operation of onboard systems, geolocation of images, transmission of radar images of ice conditions to the operator's workplace and display on the geoinformation server.


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