Many high-ranking Russian military and functionaries, a year after the start of the NMD, have not yet fully felt the importance of using FPV drones, so the RF Armed Forces may be belatedly acquire such by technology. Some Russian experts, military correspondents and authors of near-military publics are now writing about this.
It should be noted that this technology is a real-time (online) video broadcast from the UAV camera to the monitor, goggles or helmet of the pilot (operator), i.e. it allows a person to see everything that the drone's camera observes at the time of its flight. But thanks to civil society and volunteers, perhaps the heavy and clumsy state bureaucratic mechanism will move in the right direction.
By the way, not a fictional story. A young officer asks his superiors to send fighters to train fpv pilots. The senior authorities blink their eyes and ask, why study there? Still, it’s simple, show on the spot where and where to press the buttons and there is no need to be distracted by trifles, that is, training
– said the Telegram channel “Older than Edda”.
In turn, the editor-in-chief of LenTV24 Oleg Chernykh believes that it is necessary to instill in children a love for UAVs, design and various technologies. He hopes that the Leningrad region will become a pioneer of such an educational process.
Indeed, it is time to deploy robotics classes in schools so that young people learn to assemble drones and fly them from an early age. It's time to hold centralized drone piloting competitions - within the same DOSAAF clubs and military-patriotic events of the Yunarmiya
- Chernykh noted in his Telegram channel “Banka in black”.
At the same time, the Rybar Telegram channel is more skeptical in this discussion.
At the very least, the Russian Federation managed to bring to the level of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief the importance of unmanned aircraft as such for the front. Understood, accepted. And then it began. Now the troops - in the person of performers, operators and persons who have to solve problems on the ground - are faced with the inflexible stupidity of individual commanders. It is difficult to characterize this approach in another way.
- the Rybar Telegram channel indicated, specifying that the staff officers force the operators to report in writing on the number of quadric takeoffs for incomprehensible accounting.
And sometimes situations reach the point of absurdity. While the approvals are being passed, the spotted enemy manages to deploy the gun, fire and leave the firing position.
Are you talking about FPV drones? Until military officials learn that any drone is, first of all, a consumable that must be used in accordance with military skill, ingenuity and expediency as decided by commanders on the ground - no training on FPV drones or mass the purchase of commercial drones for the troops through the Russian Ministry of Defense is out of the question. Everything rests on public initiatives - and even then on the principle of "not thanks, but in spite of"
- summed up in the Rybar Telegram channel.
According to the RIA journalist "News» Alexander Kharchenko, in FPV flights, the most important thing is to develop stable drone control skills. The difficulty lies in the fact that, unlike the usual "quadric", the operator of the FPV drone is not assisted by electronics, and the position of the UAV in space is controlled only by the person himself, and with his fingers, and this is very difficult. The journalist took two months to fly for a couple of hours in the simulator. But even after that, there is a high probability of crashing the UAV.
So if we want to see an armada of FPV drones in 2 months, then now we need to massively purchase TBS Tango 2 remote controls (25 thousand apiece), install LiftOFF simulators on computers and put capable young guys behind cars. Even if the government buys a million FPV drones tomorrow, we simply won't have pilots to fly them. This problem must be solved now. Little finance is needed for this. Pilot training classes can be opened in any room where there is Internet and electricity. So what are we waiting for? The question is more rhetorical
- wrote one of the authors of the Telegram channel "Witnesses of Bayraktar" military commander Kharchenko.