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Innovations

ANTONOV Company develops innovative solutions in order to address new requirements of our customers and provide technologies products and services required for future aerospace and defense markets. The recent examples of ANTONOV Company’s innovative solutions are "Horlytsia UAS", "Strategic Unmanned aerial system" and " Target UAS" and airplane modifications intended for development of special purpose airplanes

Unmanned aerial system (UAS)

Unmanned aerial systems is a segment fast progressing aviation field in the world. According to the forecasts of the Forecast International international agency, during the next 15 years, more than 121 million different UAVs to the amount of $ 133.5 billion will be produced in the world. UAVs are used in a variety of industries from agricultural activities (field spraying, etc.) and to arresting armed conflicts (for exploration, targeting, targeting high precision missiles, defining target co-ordinates, etc.). Unmanned aerial systems Antonov Company are developed from concept to full functional complex: "Horlytsia", "Strategic Unmanned aerial systems" and "Aerial Target System". From conception to complete functional complex: «Horlytsia»; «Strategic Unmanned aerial systems»; «Target Complex»
Developed in cooperation with:
• SE "Ivchenko-Progress" - development of aviation engines, Zaporozhye;
• Design Bureau "Luch" - creation of shock weapons, Kyiv;
• Radio Engineering Measurement Research Institute, Kharkiv;
• "Telekart-Pribor" - creation of ground control stations - Odessa;
• Research Institute of Laser Technologies , Kharkiv.

Horlytsia

«Horlytsia»

Purpose:
  • Visual electro-optical aerial reconnaissance;;
  • Targeting;
  • Orienting precision-guided missiles;;
  • Operational communications support;;
  • Target position finding;;
  • Ground moving targets acquisition and traking;;
  • Provision of real-time reconnaissance information to brigades (battalions) of land forces teams.;
Main characteristics:
  • MTOW– 200 kg;;
  • Payload – 50 kg;;
  • Tactical range – 120 km;;
  • Practical flight range – 1050 km;;
  • Aerial reconnaissance duration – no less than 7 hours;;
  • Operating altitude for reconnaissance – 1800 ÷ 2400 m;;
  • Cruising speed – 150 ÷ 180 km/h;;
  • Possible take off from:;
  • -ejector rack;;
  • - prepared runway of an airfield;;
  • Landing – to wheeled undercarriage.;
Strategic UAS

«Strategic UAS»

Purpose:
  • All-weather reconnaissance, observation;;
  • Terrestrial targets attack;;
  • Relay communication.;
Opportunities:
  • Automatic take-off and landing by alternative to GNSS positioning;;
  • Performing a task under GNSS propagation conditions;;
  • Emergency return to takeoff aerodrome;;
  • Work in a tactical data exchange network with airplanes and ground units.;
Main characteristics:
  • MTOW – 6000 kg;
  • Cruise speed – 310-420 km/h;;
  • Cruise height – 12 200 m;;
  • 9 stationary hanging points for armament.;
  • Dimensions:;
  • Length - 13.09 m;;
  • Wingspan - 24.63 m;;
  • Height - 4.45 m.;
Aerial Target System

«Aerial Target System»

Purpose:
  • Simulation of small-scale and full-size highly maneuverable targets such as "aircraft", "helicopter", "cruise missile" and "UAV";;
  • Providing similar characteristics of flying targets with target characteristics;;
  • Ensuring combat training for the air defense troops.;
Opportunities:
  • Climb to a given flight altitude;;
  • Performed maneuvers in the vertical and horizontal plane: - horizontal flight; - "snake"; - "Hill"; - dive;;
  • Use of false thermal targets, Lundeberg lens, angle reflector and smoke tracer;;
  • Landing in automatic and manual mode.;
Main characteristics:
  • Length - 1.85 m;;
  • Payload - 8 kg;;
  • Maximum take-off weight - 40 kg;;
  • Maximum flight altitude - 5000 m;;
  • Maximum speed - 360 km/h;;
  • Maximum flight time - 45 minutes.;

Special airplanes based on the platforms An-132

The suggested An-132 airplane-based special versions have their peculiar features and advantages. First, this is a lower cost of the platform airplane, and besides, an effectively smaller consumption of fuel. In the aggregate, it results in much lower expenses for the airplane ownership, and maintenance throughout its life cycle. One more key feature of the An-132 is its high thrust-to-weight ratio which is very important for application in hot and high mountain conditions. As to its specification data, the An-132 is more adapted for operation from/into unprepared airfield network, and can be used almost with no limitations on unpaved, snow- and pebble-covered aerodromes. This feature allows the customer to flexibly operate the aircraft fleet, locating it away from base aerodromes thus providing higher battle efficiency and airplanes survivability. The An-132 has a lower cruising speed. However, in some cases this quality is desirable for low-altitude and mid-altitude patrolling, and for counter-terrorist operations, too. An-132-based special-purpose airplanes may become an optimum solution for the following projects which are proposed as:

AN-132

An-132ISR

Purpose:

An-132ISR, an airplane for optical/electronic, radar and radio reconnaissance

AN-132

An-132MPA

Purpose:

An-132MPA, a light airplane for marine patrol

AN-132

An-132 Gunship

Purpose:

An-132 Gunship, a light armed airplane of Armed ISR class, for counter-terrorist application

AN-132

An-132ME

Purpose:

An-132ME, a light medical evacuation airplane

AN-132

An-132SAR

Purpose:

An-132SAR , a light marine search and rescue airplane

AN-132

An-132FF

Purpose:

An-132FF, a fire-fighting airplane

Special airplanes based on the platforms An-148 and An-178

Let us review the most attractive qualities of the An-148 and An-178 airplanes in comparison with those of the An-132. First and foremost, these are higher values of cruising speed, range and a flight altitude. Such performance allow to respond more rapidly to any changes in the tactical situation, fast penetration into the patrol zone, and prompt escape from hazardous regions, and besides require less time for ‘treatment’ of essentially bigger areas. The said airplanes equipped with engines of higher thrust performance as well allow generating of essentially more electric power required for operation of special equipment. Therefore, functionality of such equipment will be considerably better. And, finally, these airplanes have bigger overall dimensions of the cargo compartment which allows not only a better arrangement of their special equipment and operators’ stations, but provide better cooling of working compartments. As far as the advantages of the An-148 are concerned, it has a smaller take-off weight therefore its operation is cheaper; it has a smaller fuselage cross section and shows a better base aerodynamics. The latter feature seems preferable if the long range and flight duration become the key requirements of the customer. A special-purpose airplane based on the An-148 platform can be the best solution for construction of a number of versions and may be offered to potential customers as follows:

AN-148/178

An-148-201EA

Purpose:

An-148-201EA, premium comfort administrative airplane for transportation of V.I.P, state authorities

AN-148/178

An-148-201EM

Purpose:

An-148-201EM, medical evacuation airplane which can be re-configured by the operator into the versions allowing installation of either medical modules, or stretchers, and additionally, into the transport/passenger version

AN-148/178

An-148-301MP

Purpose:

An-148-301MP, marine patrol airplane with long range and flight duration

AN-148/178

An-148-301ISR

Purpose:

An-148-301ISR, airplane for optical/electronic, radar and radio reconnaissance

AN-148/178

An-148-301AEW

Purpose:

An-148-301AEW, early-warning airplane. One of possible airplane concepts

AN-148/178

An-178 transport evacuation

Purpose:

An-178 transport evacuation version with removable medical equipment and complete transport functionality

AN-148/178

An-178 air tanker

Purpose:

An-178 air tanker for aerial refueling of tactical airplanes, with detachable fuel transfer equipment and complete transport functionality

AN-148/178

An-178 air control centre

Purpose:

An-178 air control centre, with modular accommodation of special equipment. After its removal, the airplane can be used as a military cargo airplane

AN-148/178

An-178 marine rescue

Purpose:

An-178 marine rescue airplane with airdroppable emergency and rescue equipment, search equipment for persons suffering a shipwreck in open sea, and complete transport functionality