21-May-2021 Source: The United Engine Corporation
The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation) is developing engines for Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This was reported to TASS by the Deputy General Director – General Designer of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation), Yuri Shmotin.
“Research work during the creation of a demonstrator for our hybrid propulsion system project has shown potential for its use on light UAVs, including helicopter-type ones”, Shmotin said.
According to him, the practical application of the new hybrid propulsion technology is currently under consideration. “Negotiations are underway with Russian Helicopters and Radar MMS on the various applications of the hybrid platform”, he added
He also pointed out that the latest engines developed by UEC can be used in drones. “The VK-650V and VK-1600V engines that are currently being developed can also be used on helicopter-type UAVs”, Shmotin noted.