Alleged flat nozzle engine for Okhotnik caught in shot

An image of a non-afterburner modification of the AL-41F engine, equipped with a flat nozzle, has leaked into the network. This power plant is supposed to be installed on the S-70 Okhotnik heavy attack drones. According to sources, tests of the engine are carried out at the Il-76LL "flying laboratory" on the basis of the Flight Research Institute named after M.M. Gromova.

It is planned to test the power unit within two to three years. If the "Hunter" is equipped with such an engine, the drone will become less visible to a potential enemy, and will also gain more maneuverability.

However, there is an assumption that the Il-76LL was tested not by the AL-41F, but by the engine for the supersonic business jet being developed in Russia - LSDS (light supersonic business aircraft).

As TsAGI announced a few years ago, thanks to the special layout and the nozzle with a noise suppression system, the aircraft will have unsurpassed aerodynamic characteristics. It is assumed that LSDS will be built with widespread use of technologies 3D printing, and its cruising speed will be 1800 km / h.
  • Used photographs: LII named after M.M. Gromova, TsAGI
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  1. silver169 Offline silver169
    silver169 (Aristarkh Feliksovich) 10 June 2021 07: 54
    The test is planned for two to three years

    ?! Why so long? At this rate, the drone will become obsolete before it is adopted. What's going on there in Russia? The world is rapidly moving towards a big war, and you are still sucking your paw in your den. Sleep the country at this rate.
    1. Shaman Offline Shaman
      Shaman (Shaman) 14 June 2021 10: 11
      Well, you are no stranger to sucking your paw. And your quasi-state, which you call “great and more independent” haha, didn’t oversleep, but liquidly missed ...
      1. silver169 Offline silver169
        silver169 (Aristarkh Feliksovich) Yesterday, 11: 57
        Judging by the nonsense you write, you are not sucking a paw. And about the great and independent, it's you by the way, I'm from Belarus.))