Russian reconnaissance drone Orlan-10 crashes in Turkey

drone Orlan-10 crashes in Turkey
drone Orlan-10 crashes in Turkey
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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 22 2022 at 04:11 pm

A Russian-made Orlan-10 drone crashed in a mountainous area of ​​Turkey.

This was reported by

The reconnaissance drone was found by locals. Citizens found the Orlan-10 on the ground in the Kurtyun district of Gümüşhane province.

It is unknown when this UAV crashed.

UAV "Orlan-10", which crashed in Turkey, June 2022. Photo:

Representatives of the gendarmerie, who were sent to the region, found that the found drone is a reconnaissance drone "Orlan-10" made in Russia.

It is noted that the UAV, the parachute that opened, seems to have made an emergency landing.

The media speculate that the reconnaissance aircraft may have arrived from the Black Sea, Syria or Armenia.

They note that the Orlan-10 is actively used by the Armenian army.

On local social networks, the public was outraged why the UAV, which entered the territory of Turkey at a depth of about 350 kilometers from the border of Armenia and Syria, could not be found.

Russian military with the UAV “Orlan-10”

"Orlan-10" is a drone of medium range, it is used at distances up to 120 km from the control point, but in autonomous mode it can fly a distance of 600 km.

Time in the air - up to 18 hours, flight speed - 90-150 km per hour. Its weight according to various sources from 14 to 18 kg, of which the payload is 5 kg.

Launch is carried out from a special collapsible catapult.

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