MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), a Russian state cooperation, has created kites to monitor locations and relay communications signals, UIMC's press service said on Wednesday.
"The kites can reach an altitude of several kilometers relaying communications for warships and ground units. They can also be used to carry video and meteorological observation as well as transfer loads in rough terrain, through mountains, rivers and ravines," the press service said.
According to the corporation, the kites' design ensures their flight stability even in stormy weather. There are kites of different dimensions and capacity, ranging from 30 to 250 square meters to solve various problems.
"The idea to create a kite has interested the military customers for a long time. However, only now it has been realized technically. Our experts managed to create special heavy-duty materials to withstand strong winds, backache and cuts," the press service added.