The Yakovlev Pchela-1T (translated from the Russian as”bee”) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufactured by the Russian Yakovlev Design Bureau. Its primary use is for surveillance and observation in battlefield environments with downlinked video. Other implementations and uses include target designation and as a training target.
The Pchela is launched using rocket assist by two solid-propellant booster rocket engines, and it is recovered via parachute.
The Pchela-1T has a range 60 km (37 mi), flies at 100-2500 m (328-8,203 ft) altitude at 120-180 km/h (75-112 mph). The Maximum Take-Off Weight for the vehicle is 138 kg (304 lb). Yak lists the vehicle endurance at two hours.
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|Russia||Yak Aircraft Corporation (formerly Yakovlev)||Moscow||http://www.yak.ru|