An enterprise from Buryatia has developed electric motors for drones

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The Ulan-Ude Instrument-Making Production Association (U-UPPO) of the Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET) has developed and is mastering the production of electric motors for unmanned aerial vehicles. Factory tests of the first pilot batch are now underway. This was reported in the parent organisation, Rostec State Corporation.

The design bureau for electric motors was opened on the basis of the association thanks to co-operation with Novosibirsk State Technical University. This new area is based on the capacities and specific competences of U-UPPO and includes the production of collectorless, synchronous and stepper electric motors, as well as generators.

The company is producing four types of electric motors named after the Baikal winds: Sarma, Khius, Barguzin and Kultuk. Each differs in a number of parameters, including power, for example, the Sarma electric motor is capable of lifting a drone weighing up to 11 kilograms into the air.

According to Vladimir Luchnikov, General Director of U-UPPO, the company’s specialisation allows it to develop electric motors not only for UAVs, but also for servo drives. The production of these new products will contribute to the country’s technological sovereignty and import-independence, he noted.

Ulan-Ude Instrument-Making Production Association is the only enterprise in Siberia and the Far East that develops a modern line of collectorless, stepper motors and generators. These types of motors are used in the production of aviation drones, in industry and mechanical engineering.