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New Russian Military Drone Can Detect Highly Camouflaged Objects

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The new Merlin-21b surveillance drone is equipped with a dual-band radar. The vehicle is capable of conducting aerial surveillance in any weather conditions and in any time of the day.

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A cutting-edge Russian drone equipped with unique dual-band radar was demonstrated by specialists of the Russian Air Force during the Army-2015 forum, the press office of the Defense Ministry reported.

"The new Russian unmanned aerial vehicle Merlin-21b is equipped with a proprietary compact radio-radar station and was demonstrated at the Army-2015 forum," the ministry said.

The new drone is capable of conducting aerial surveillance in any weather conditions and in any time of the day and transmitting data in real time.

"The decimeter band of the radar allows detection of objects hidden from visual view and camouflaged with leaves. While the centimeter band allows capturing of hi-resolution images," a representative of the Defense Ministry said.

Merlin-21b is capable of conducting flights at an altitude of up to three kilometers and has a flight range of up to 600 kilometers.

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