UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Belarus’ military has unveiled a new quadcopter drone that can carry a rocket launcher.
Last month, the country’s armed forces tested the UAV and subsequently uploaded a video of the demonstration on YouTube.
The video shows the remote-controlled quadcopter lifting off and firing a single round at an unknown target.
Belarus has remained mum on the characteristics of its new military drone. It has not even disclosed the name of the manufacturer.
However, according to DefenceBlog, the quadcopter is equipped with what appears to be a RPG-26 rocket-propelled grenade launcher, a disposable anti-tank weapon that was first developed by the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
While the RPG-26 can’t penetrate enough armor to take out an American M1 Abrams main battle tank head on, the drone could maneuver to shoot at the top or rear of a tank, where armor is thinnest.