Information has leaked to the network that last year the Russian concern Almaz-Antey registered with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property a patent for an interceptor drone, somewhat reminiscent of a flying AK-47.
From the images presented by Rospatent, it can be seen that in the center of the drone there is a small arms resembling the famous AK. According to analysts, the development of a new drone is part of an extensive program to equip the Russian army with new types of drones. In particular, a similar underwater drone has already been developed, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle to combat saboteur swimmers. Also, tests of the so-called kamikaze drones were completed.
Since so far we are only talking about a patent, experts have many questions and assumptions about how the real prototype of the UAV will look like.
Based on the available images, the drone's propellers will be positioned like an airplane in the front. Such "aircraft" propellers are likely to provide the drone with a constant speed throughout the flight. With helicopter propellers, he could hover in place.
It should be noted that the assault rifle is designed to defeat people and unarmored targets. It is difficult to imagine a scenario in which the Russian army will need small aircraft to shoot at people who, moreover, move quickly.
To control such a UAV, it is necessary that it withstand the recoil of fire and at the same time control moving targets. And if the drone does not have the ability to replace empty magazines, then its combat capabilities will be limited to 30 shots.