Russia will build a ship with a platform to simplify the landing of helicopters and drones
MOSCOW, January 25 – RIA Novosti. The Russian Navy will test a gyro-stabilized platform on one of its warships to simplify take-off and landing of helicopters and drones on deck in strong winds and rough seas, a knowledgeable source told RIA Novosti.
“The navy command received from the developers the necessary documents for the integration of the gyro-stabilized platform into a warship. Work has begun. In the coming years, we can expect the Russian fleet to have the first ship with a gyro-stabilized platform. The resource is for take-off and landing of aircraft carrier-based helicopters,” he said.
It was not specified which ship of the project is planned to be equipped with a platform, whether it will be a new project or whether one of the existing ones will be adapted to the platform.
The gyro-stabilized platform makes it possible to significantly simplify and secure the take-off and landing of a helicopter or a VTOL UAV and landing on the deck of a ship by compensating for roll in adverse weather conditions (strong winds, high seas).
The source added that the development could be used as the basis for cranes, ramps, ladders and other equipment on supply ships when needed to reduce the impact of environmental conditions. In its land version, the platform has already found application as part of dynamic simulators for drivers of armored vehicles or cars.
The platform itself is a driver-assisted platform that has been modified to increase the number of drivers from substandard to 13. The source noted that the fleet has currently chosen the Russian development with the largest degrees of freedom and operating ranges available today.
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