TERRIFYING footage shows Russia’s new shotgun-wielding drone in action as it blasts a balloon and remote-controlled plane from the sky.
In the video, the unnamed device is seen taking off and landing on a tail-sitting position while displaying the power of its 12-gauge shotgun barrel.
A Russian defence contractor has received a patent for the drone by Almaz Antey, according to Foxtrot Alpha, a modern defence news site.
The state-owned arms company has previously built some of the country’s most powerful missiles, reports MailOnline.
Its drone’s power is seen as it guns down the two targets targets in a red balloon and a small aircraft.
Almaz Antey is responsible for some of Moscow’s most advanced weapons, including 40N6 missiles for the S-400 “Triumf” long range surface-to-air missile system, one of the most advanced missile systems in the world, according to Foxtrot Alpha.
The drone has a flight time of 40 minutes and is controlled by an operator wearing a visor who aims the shotgun through a live video link and sighting system, the website claims.
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It’s understood work started on the drone in 2016 and was carried out by students on behalf of Almaz Antey at the Moscow Aviation Institute.
The video is a demonstration and was captioned as an “experimental prototype”.
It is unclear what the drone’s purpose is.
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