The satellite recorded two heavy strike UAVs S-70 "Hunter" at once


Data from GoogleEarth satellites confirm the readiness of the second copy of the heavy Okhotnik S-70 UAV. In the presented picture, two newest drones were rolled out of the hangar, probably at the airfield of the 929th State Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov.


It is worth noting that the second copy of the S-70 is already equipped with a flat nozzle, and thus, the "Hunter" takes on its final form in anticipation of mass production. Recall that the heavy drones developed at the Sukhoi Design Bureau, according to the statement of the head of the United Aircraft Corporation, will begin to arrive at the Russian Defense Ministry from 2023.

The performance characteristics of the new UAV are strictly classified. Presumably, the maximum takeoff weight of the S-70 is about 25 tons with a combat load of 2,8 to 8 tons, according to military experts. The drone is made according to the “flying wing” aerodynamic scheme and is designed to work in conjunction with the fifth generation Su-57 fighters.

The first flight of the Okhotnik was completed in September 2019, and a month later, the first test of the S-70 bundle with the Su-57 fighter was carried out. At the end of last year, during flight tests, the Okhotnik successfully hit a ground target with a 500-kilogram unguided bomb. By the time of serial launch into production, the range of armament of the drone will be supplemented with new guided missiles and bombs, the characteristics of which are also classified.
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  1. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
    Sergey3939 (Sergei) 18 November 2022 13: 07
    +3
    There were two Hunters. One, which was shown everywhere on the video, and the second is classified, with a flat nozzle!
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 18 November 2022 13: 54
      +2
      So secret that a whole story with him was released on federal TV ...
      1. Foe Pshekov Offline Foe Pshekov
        Foe Pshekov (Arkady) 19 November 2022 22: 52
        0
        It was a very secret story. About Hunters. Who will hunt game and pigs.
  2. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
    Adm Hts (AdmHts) 18 November 2022 13: 53
    +4
    even these cannot be kept in arched shelters...
  3. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 18 November 2022 14: 55
    +5
    They roll out, they roll up. It's time to take off.
    1. wamp Offline wamp
      wamp 19 November 2022 08: 15
      +1
      Quote: monk
      It's time to take off.

      And the photo shows that this is the place of the pre-takeoff start-up of the engines.
      You can see the jet blast fenders there.
  4. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 18 November 2022 16: 12
    +2
    It is necessary to speed up this program somehow, the 5th generation Su-57 fighters and the Okhotnik strike UAVs are urgently needed by our Aerospace Forces to combat enemy air defense and destroy its critical military and industrial facilities.
  5. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 18 November 2022 16: 57
    +3
    BRZhK needs to be restored. Missiles with a range of 2, 000 and 3000 km with warheads of 5000, 3, 5 tons of TNT. And cheaper and more reliable than any drone.
    We must destroy the bridge - please. You need a factory - nothing interferes.
    He fired from his territory and no air defense is a hindrance and there is no need to fly anywhere.
    The saloreich air defense of the last century, and our planes landed great, they are afraid to fly into enemy territory. As a result, there is nothing to break the bridges across the Dnieper.
    1. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 18 November 2022 18: 00
      -4
      Let me remind you about the INF Treaty, the USSR agreed to it after the appearance of Pershing-2 missiles in Europe with a flight time of 6-8 minutes. Nothing in this case will prevent the United States from once again deploying its missiles in Europe.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 November 2022 20: 59
        +2
        (Victor) Poland and Romania already have installations with air defense missiles, these installations can launch Tomogawks and other attack missiles. Therefore, there will be no difference. According to the "Hunter", the photo shows completely different designs, and these are two different UAVs. The fact that the "Hunter" has been giving birth for decades is the Sukhoi concern is clearly rotten and only "sawing" a lot of money without serial releases ......
        1. Ugens Offline Ugens
          Ugens (Victor) 18 November 2022 21: 21
          -2
          I know perfectly well that these are universal launchers, but so far they only have air defense missiles, and if Russia revives RSD, then tomahawks may also appear.
          1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
            sgrabik (Sergei) 21 November 2022 15: 28
            0
            Tomahawks have long been present in Romania and Poland, the United States has long been fulfilling these treaties purely formally and with great reservations, so there is no need to consider these treaties as a panacea, when it is beneficial for the Americans, they will refer to the validity of the treaties, and when not profitable, then they will be safely bypassed.
      2. Dan Offline Dan
        Dan (Daniel) 19 November 2022 08: 17
        +3
        Quote from ugens
        Nothing in this case will prevent the United States from once again deploying its missiles in Europe.

        Is there anything stopping them today? There is no INF Treaty. And we really need missiles in the 2000-5000 km range, and in a fair amount. Moreover, in a container version for the possibility of their installation on any chassis. I almost forgot - in conventional and nuclear equipment. Europe must imagine its future if it does not want to live a reasonable life.
  6. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 19 November 2022 06: 03
    +2
    Something that takes a long time. By the time they are released into the series, they will become obsolete!
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 November 2022 10: 36
    0
    There were 2 , there are 2 left, everything converges.
    Subsonic, in terms of mass and bombs, it is close to the F35. Without the cover of the SU, it is probably dangerous to fly.
  8. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 20 November 2022 21: 07
    +2
    That's when there will be 22 of them, and not 2, and they will really be in service - then it will be possible to talk about something.
  9. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 21 November 2022 16: 34
    0
    Well, why not run it in the Donbass? Already possible laughing
  10. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 24 November 2022 14: 52
    +2
    You don't understand anything... Preparation for demonstration parades is sacred for Shoigu! Only there you can show your military genius! Help Hunters!
  11. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) Yesterday, 13: 00
    0
    The image shows two stealth UAVs of significantly different sizes. Most likely, these are different models. It is possible that the small "Hunter" in the picture is a kamikaze jet drone.