Russia has unveiled its new rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle called Katran which is designed for fire support
and reconnaissance missions to support operations by special forces. The platform can be equipped with different sets of cameras or a thermal imager. It further features a co-axial rotor scheme which provides for high maneuverability and allows it to operate from small, unprepared sites and in any weather. It is able to lift a 265-pound payload and can also make kinetic strikes using unguided and guided munitions.