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Russia promotes Orlan-10E UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to foreign military market. | Army Recognition - 02 April 2017

--- Quote ---Russian official arms exporter Rosoboronexport unveiled the Orlan-10E unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA 2017) exhibition in Malaysia. A source in the arms trade sphere has told TASS that "a marketing campaign to promote the Orlan-10E unmanned aerial vehicles on foreign markets" was launched at LIMA 2017.
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The Orlan-10E is the export version of the Orlan-10 in service with the Russian army (Picture Orlan-10

YouTube video on the Orlan-10.

Showcases a couple things: launch system, landing/retrieval system, retractable camera pod, dis-assembly and packing.

Article on Inform Napalm on the Orlan and it's real world deployment:

‘Orlan’ Drones – The Sea Eagles of St. Petersburg
By Falcon Bjorn | on 09/03/2015

--- Quote ---One of the drones most actively used by the Russian military in its war against Ukraine is the ‘Orlan-10’ drone. There are constant reports that drones of this model have been shot down by the Ukrainian Military. In addition to this, we were able to identify members of the 19th motorized rifle brigade of the Russian Military with their ‘Orlan-10’ drone. This brigade is presently located in Ukraine, in the Amvrosiivky raion of Donetsk Oblast.
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Additional reading:
Facon, Isabelle. Proliferated Drones: A perspective on Russia. Center for a New American Security.


--- Quote ---Russia’s Okhotnik UAV makes first flight with Su-57
27 September 2019

The ministry released a video of the flight of the Sukhoi UAV, which lasted more than 30 minutes and was conducted in autonomous mode from an MoD test airfield.

During the flight, the UAV interacted with the Su-57 to test extending the fighter's radar and target designation range for long-range air-launched weapons outside enemy air defence coverage, the MoD reported.
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Russia's Okhotnik heavy stealth UAV made its first flight with an Su-57 fighter, the Russian MoD announced on 27 September (Russian MoD)


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