Mass deliveries of new Inokhodets-Ru drones to Russian troops are set to begin in 2023.
Inokhodets-RU is a further development of Inokhodets strike drones project (another name is Orion) having two engines and can carry more payload.
Defensemirror.com compares Inokhodets-Ru with its closest international competitor, the Chinese Wing Loong II as both are medium range, attack & reconnaissance UAV's.The Inokhodets-Ru was developed by the Russian company Kronstadt.
Wing Long is a series of UAVs developed by the Chinese company Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. The Inokhodets-Ru is capable of flying at altitudes of up to 7500 meters for up to 24 hours. It has a wingspan of 28 meters and a maximum takeoff weight of 5200 kilograms.
The Wing Long UAVs have been sold to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt among others. They came into prominence after their use in conflicts such as the Yemeni Civil War and the Libyan Civil War. The Inokhodets (Orion) was recently used to devastating effect in Ukraine.
The Russian MoD recently released a video of the Inokhodets drone launching a missile at a target in Ukraine hinting at the increased prowess of the Inokhodets-Ru.