Russian Ministry of Defence Released a Video of First UAV Okhotnik Flight
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russian Ministry of Defence released a video of first UAV Okhotnik flight, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Twitter source.
Russian Ministry of Defence released a video of first UAV Okhotnik flight pic.twitter.com/umEPA0vC50— Vasily Kuznetsov (@RuAviaPhotog) August 7, 2019
The Sukhoi Okhotnik or Sukhoi S-70 “Okhotnik” is a Russian stealth heavy unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) being developed by Sukhoi as a sixth-generation aircraft project.
The drone is based on the earlier Mikoyan Skat, designed by MiG, and encompassing some technologies of the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet.
The Okhotnik has been under development since at least 2011, when Sukhoi was selected by the Russian Defence Ministry to lead a programme for a new heavy unmanned reconnaissance and attack drone.
The new UCAV is being jointly developed by MiG and Sukhoi, based on data of the earlier Mikoyan Skat UCAV programme.
The work is carried out by the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association, part of the Sukhoi company. In the documents, the drone is characterised as a “sixth-generation unmanned aerial vehicle”.
The first mock-up intended for ground tests was created in 2014.] Prototype of the drone was first revealed in July 2017, showing the drone’s flying wing configuration.
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Source: Twitter, Wikipedia