Military correspondents appreciated the importance of using FPV drones

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.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 12 March 2023 21: 10
    the more oaks in the army, the stronger our defense

    so laughed in the Soviet army
    1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 13 March 2023 07: 23
      Quote: rotkiv04
      the more oaks in the army, the stronger our defense

      so laughed in the Soviet army

      But has something changed? belay It is unlikely ... This is, approximately, as they used to rename the police to the police! They spent a lot of money, and all the Cop trash safely "flowed" from the police to the police! But someone has new mansions!
  2. polynet Offline polynet
    polynet (polinet) 12 March 2023 21: 20
    Quote: rotkiv04
    the more oaks in the army, the stronger our defense, they laughed like that in the Soviet army, but in the Russian army the level of stupidity and parquet shuffling just rolls over, but the main thing, of course, is that all this suits the brilliant supreme commander

    Don't write nonsense
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 12 March 2023 23: 05
      You probably did not serve, since such optimism. Let me remind you of an old army joke: when I put on a belt, I get dumber and dumber. The main problem of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - in today's officer corps, especially senior officers and generals - is fundamentally unsatisfactory in terms of quality. Why, there are many reasons, and as a mirror of statehood with all the sores: corruption, bribery, incompetence in positions, appointments for patronage, and so on. We need the generals and the Minister of Defense, inducing the proper level of combat capability, so far at the level of show-off, irresponsibility and fraud.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 March 2023 23: 12
    Military correspondents are nobody, in fact. They can just say, write.
    And on VO just an article:
    "A year has passed, but where are the promised drones?"
    Where the author for some reason states that Ukraine uses drones relatively more ....
  4. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
    hellman anton (hellman anton) 12 March 2023 23: 31
    the Americans, as soon as they tested the strike UAVs, immediately quickly fussed and after a few years there was already mass production and a bunch of various weapons for UAVs.

    In Russia, in my opinion, since 2015-2016 they began to change the pixel with the hemming to the VKPO for conscripts, the double basses had the VKPO for a long time. I think the generals cry like crocodiles, they removed the holy hemming
    Feel, so to speak, all the absurdity and the difference between the armies.

    Unfortunately, we do not have a modern army. Moreover, some jingoistic patriots shout that it is necessary. Like that in military units there is no hot water, washing machines, normal showers - this is supposedly cool and in general a soldier must endure instead of the hardships of service. Good patriots, nothing you can’t say the people who serve want miserable living conditions.

    I served a term for one year, I was in the RVSN training
    The main mystery for me was, where is the unparalleled army. The maximum of the pluses is that they feed more or less and contract soldiers receive their salary.

    You can update the army in 10-15 years, but as you can see, no one is interested in it. Only wunderwaffles for parades and frames to show about the lack of analogues.
    If it were not for the USSR, there would be no equipment in the troops at all
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 13 March 2023 02: 23
      If it weren’t for the SVO, the Germans would not have known that most of their tanks were not on the move ... for 15 years, NATO countries were able to increase their defense budget by another percentage, and they didn’t even dream of updating. But a sofa provocateur with a smart look demands the impossible from Russia. And not what? will you go to yerevan?
      1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
        Vladimir80 13 March 2023 04: 56
        And we should not be interested in what the Germans have, we should be interested in what is happening with our army !!!
        1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
          Just a cat (Bayun) 13 March 2023 11: 41
          brains should be turned on and not miracles required. for miracles in the church.
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  5. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 13 March 2023 04: 29
    Why can’t we add equipment and programs to this fpv drone to make it easier to control, so that it stabilizes the flight and does not have to teach thousands of people how not to drop the drone?
  6. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 13 March 2023 14: 47
    As many oak idiots as among the officers of the USSR Armed Forces, the author of these lines, while serving in the late 1960s, did not meet even among the secretaries of party committees. Staff major X: "He said" lumin ", means" lumin "!
  7. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 14 March 2023 21: 25
    Why are we indignant, looking at ourselves in the mirror! The army is our reflection. We have everywhere, if you look, few efficient people. And most importantly, those who criticize the most, as soon as they reach the feeder, they can’t be pulled by the ears, and their “fire-breathing” eyes immediately turn into rounded pig eyes. Opponents of FPV drones have a prosaic objection. “We have the Lancet,” they say. “Yes, it is still more expensive, but we need to feed the domestic, not the Chinese manufacturer. And with such approaches, we will never have anything of our own"
    And after all, they are right to some extent. Since FPV drones are also someone's business, the business is quite simple and profitable, and it feeds a foreign uncle, and maybe one of the "patriots". After all, someone pays for these drones and pays currency. I am embarrassed by the insistent demand that these drones should be centrally and massively purchased and implemented, instead of the requirement that effective protection should be urgently introduced against them. After all, if you look, these drones are quite primitive. Why is it so hard to get them under control? There is no doubt that such a technique should be introduced, but first of all, look for an antidote against them and save the lives of our guys. The footage of the defeat of our equipment by FPV drones, which is filmed by Ukrainians, evokes an acute feeling of acute annoyance for the stupidly dead, because the defeat is carried out on the line of contact (and no one should relax there) in open hatches or in vulnerable structural elements of armored vehicles that are on the battlefield. positions not masked. Well, in the end, it is impossible to install mesh screens over the vulnerabilities of the equipment or its positions, which will not allow a relatively small drone charge to inflict fatal defeats? And that Shoigu or Gerasimov should deal with all this? And where are the platoon, company, battalion and regimental commanders? Don't they have enough authority to organize camouflage and protect them and their vehicles with primitive anti-drone nets?