Russia release video footage of flying ‘AK-47’ drone
Russian social media released a video on Monday showing a flying drone that features a rifle reminiscent of Kalashnikov AK-47.
Video footage of new combat-capable unmanned aerial vehicle with a rifle emerged in late March after Russian arms maker Almaz-Antey filed a patent in February 2018 on what looks like a literal flying AK-47 drone.
According to Futurism.com, a series of images in Almaz-Antey’s patent showed an extremely rudimentary design, featuring a center fuselage with a built-in rifle section and a plane-like wing design — but it evokes a terrifying vision of the future of warfare in which small, expendable drones can pepper enemy troops with small-arms fire.
Meanwhile, it later became known that the new drone is equipped with autoloading smooth-bore Carbine Vepr-12 Hummer features electronic descent and box magazine for 10 rounds.
Flying rifle drone makes shots in automatic mode, continuing to fly with a given course, and if the target is not struck, then you can continue to follow the object without further adjusting the course.
Russia has unveiled a number of unusual drones in recent years, including an underwater drone meant to fight off undersea divers.