Another Greek drone almost ready – When will we see it?

greek drone Pegasus

Drones have already started to make their appearance more and more often and it is no coincidence that they have made their presence felt in the war in Ukraine.

At the moment, one of the most well-known UAVs in the whole world is the Turkish Bayraktar, whose effectiveness we have also seen in Ukraine, where they operate against Russian forces. It is clear that this particular weapon is highly effective and we will continue seeing it on many battlefields.

The price of this kind of UAV starts from one million and even reaches five million dollars (plus the ground control station of 4 drones which costs 750,000), which depends on many factors, such as the type of armament it has.

While Turkey are peddling with this particular weapon, efforts are being made in Greece to release various UAVs too, and very soon.

Earlier this tear, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras confirmed that test flights of a Greek drone will take place in mid-October, while its production will begin at the end of this year. The drone will be manufactured by EAV (Hellenic Aviation Industry) with the cooperation of various Greek Universities.

But while we are waiting for this project to come to fruition, another one is in the works !

In fact, if everything goes according to schedule, then it is possible to see it in the sky in a normal form in less than a year.

According to the report, this month specific funds will be approved by the State regarding innovations.

It may sound strange but at the moment this particular UAV is in the pre-implementation phase. Already the body exists and flies, but it will have to be modified to a rate of almost 30% to take its final form.

Again on schedule, it will initially be built in a scale of 1 to 6 and will be officially unveiled before the summer of 2023. From there it is expected to be 100% ready by the end of summer (2023).

Note that the drone in question will be similar to the Turkish one. In short, it will be able to fly to the battlefield to transmit images and carry combat equipment.

Finally, we should note that drones were manufactured in Greece in the 80s. In fact, the ones in question (PEGASUS) still fly today while operating daily in the eastern Aegean region.

greek drone Pegasus

Vassilis Sarimbalides is a columnist for News Auto.