The new Russian attack drone aircraft at "Army-2019"
It's the expected Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik-B, VI generation Uav -VIDEO & GALLERY
The Russian defense ministry informs today that its Sukoi S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) advanced drone aircraft will soon be unveiled, a sixth-generation stealth heavy attack aircraft, developed by Mig based on the Mikoyan Skat, and that merges some of the fifth-generation technologies of the Sukhoi Su-57 multi-role fighter. The drone will have its official presentation at "Army-2019" (25-30 June at the Patriot Expocenter, in the Moscow region), an international technical-military forum organized and supported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, which combines a static exhibition and demonstrations in flight of airplanes, helicopters and drones, as well as the display of military weapons and equipment
The Okhotnik-B, which carried out its first flight in the Spring of this year, has been under development since 2011, when an agreement was signed between Sukhoi and the Russian Ministry of Defense for a new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), a sixth-generation, remote-controlled unmanned aerial for the national armed forces, in particular the Russian air force.
The first prototype for ground tests was created in 2014; the mock-up was revealed instead for the first time in July 2017. The following year, in November, a prototype carried out a series of tests on a runway of the establishment of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association. A third prototype, the Fly-Su-57, was spotted several times in January this year. According to some Russian officials, the Su-57 was used as a flying laboratory for testing the radio-electronic systems on board the Okhotnik, in particular avionics. Its introduction is scheduled for 2020.
Indicatively, the vehicle has: wingspan 20 m (65 feet); empty weight 20,000 kg (44,092 pounds); propeller, 1 × Saturn AL-31F or AL-41F, 123-147 kN (28,000-33,000 lbf) with afterburner; top speed, 1000 km / h (621 mph); range, 6000 km; armament, 2 internal weapon housings for up to 2000 kg of guided and unguided ammunition.
Below, two videos "unveil" the drone:
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