Forbes: Russians are preparing their "Hunter" for full-scale conflicts


Last week, Russian authorities unveiled plans to accelerate development of the S-70 Okhotnik stealth unmanned aerial vehicle, which is set to enter service in 2024. Moreover, the main area of ​​application of the Russian UAV is not the fight against insurgents deprived of air defense, but full-scale conflicts. Forbes writes about this.


The development of the drone was carried out by the Sukhoi enterprise, the first flight of the Okhotnik was made in August 2019. According to Interfax, the S-70 can take on board up to 4,5 tons of various ammunition, the range of the device is about 5 thousand km. In addition to aerial bombs and air-to-surface missiles, the UAV can be equipped with missiles to destroy air targets, as well as equipment for optical and radar reconnaissance. The shape of the drone speaks of its great capabilities in terms of stealth for enemy radars.

Russia is preparing the "Okhotnik" primarily for work in conditions of full-scale military conflicts. In this respect, it looks more like the American X-47B strike drone project.

- notes the American edition.

Thus, the S-70 is a very well-armed and inconspicuous drone that will operate even before the appearance of manned aircraft in the combat zone. As a result, the Russian Federation will bring the tested UAV to the international arms market, ahead of its competitors by several steps. Putin is not afraid to take risks if he expects to receive large dividends.
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  1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 10 August 2020 12: 08
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    It's not just that dry is introducing artificial intelligence into the latest aircraft models ... the swarm is being prepared from drones.
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 10 August 2020 12: 15
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    Did anyone doubt it? In order to drive the barmaley through the desert, Stealth is somehow redundant. And he will most likely fly not in tandem with the Su-57, but with the Su-34. It's more logical somehow. The hunter probes the territory and extinguishes the radars of the air defense air defense system, followed by 34 rusk grinds everyone, everything and everyone into dust. And over this all the Su-35 and 57 are vigilantly watching, so that the enemy's fighters do not dare sneeze. After all, any drone, even a super sophisticated one, is just a target for a fighter, not an enemy.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 August 2020 16: 31
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    Forbes: Russians are preparing their "Hunter" for full-scale conflicts

    The development of the drone was carried out by the Sukhoi enterprise, the first flight of the Okhotnik was made in August 2019. According to Interfax, the S-70 can take on board up to 4,5 tons of various ammunition, the range of the device is about 5 thousand km. Except for aerial bombs and air-to-surface missiles

    - A year has passed ... - For testing ... in a combat situation ... - The whole Syria (also Libya was added) ... - So what's the matter ???
    - Or Russia follows its "new traditions" ... - Three tanks a year; three planes a year; one and a half drone in a year and a half ... - Well, let's hope ... - the grandchildren will see ...
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 11 August 2020 12: 18
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      Are you confused by the fact that you have not personally reported on the achieved result? Yes, fullness, my friend.
    2. Morgan Offline Morgan
      Morgan (Miron) 21 August 2020 22: 57
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      This is such a multi-move!
  4. Michael I Offline Michael I
    Michael I (Michael I) 11 August 2020 07: 50
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    Whatever the shape of the aircraft, but with outboard weapons, it will glow like a Christmas tree. So it's a strange project.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 11 August 2020 12: 19
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      The project is one step ahead of today's UAVs, which work separately as reconnaissance and shock personnel. This is the next level of aviation - the link between UAVs and manned aircraft ... The first, if we do not develop, we will not hold out for a long time, the right decisions are picked up by others ...
      1. Michael I Offline Michael I
        Michael I (Michael I) 12 August 2020 20: 43
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        This is not the first submarine under the “flying wing” scheme, not the first strike-reconnaissance submarine ....... so what is it first?