The video showed the latest version of the Okhotnik UAV flying

On July 20, a video appeared on the Web with a Russian heavy attack and reconnaissance UAV S-29 Okhotnik flying in the sky, accompanied by a MiG-70 fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Judging by the frames of the joint flight, the drone moving somewhere over the expanses of Russia is the second copy (option) of a promising aircraft complex with reduced radar visibility, since it has a “correct” nozzle that reduces the effective dispersion area (ESR).

It should be noted that in mid-December 2021, the Chkalov Novosibirsk Aviation Plant rolled out the first flight model of the S-70 Okhotnik, equipped with a flat jet nozzle. After that, aircraft manufacturers began ground testing and flight testing of the latest development.

According to reports, the first baptism of fire (use) of the S-70 "Hunter" in the course of the ongoing military defense should take place this year. Only running in real combat conditions will allow the RF Armed Forces to test its effectiveness and acquire a useful weapon system. However, made according to the “flying wing” aerodynamic scheme, this “tailless” drone with a reduced fuselage should be able to cope with the release of aerial bombs with universal planning and correction modules (UMPC).
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 July 2023 22: 43
    And what will such a large and slow target as "Okhotnik" do in the NMD, receive an air defense missile of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the belly during the first sorties and millions of dollars will burn out in minutes. This "Hunter" was late for at least a dozen years, which was brought up so diligently and slowly, because today there are already other trends and requests.
    1. insider Offline insider
      insider (Max) 22 July 2023 12: 32
      The life and training of an aircraft pilot does not compare to the cost of a UAV.
    2. savage3000 Offline savage3000
      savage3000 (Savage) 23 July 2023 16: 18
      It is not slower than other planes. And he has other tasks.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 July 2023 23: 58
    We'll see.
    So far, the New Rate in non-wars is very massive cheap expendable small UAVs.

    It is not clear how a large, slow, expensive Hunter will show himself, in the amount of 2 copies.

    They let it slip that the SVO is definitely not planning to finish this year. That is, it will be approximately 2 years ...
  3. savage3000 Offline savage3000
    savage3000 (Savage) 21 July 2023 02: 02
    The nozzle is normal, round. Does anyone have glitches?
  4. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 21 July 2023 08: 11
    It showed that large UAVs can only carry out reconnaissance or bomb rebels in rubber slippers, who, apart from the old Kalash, have nothing.
    Everyone has probably already forgotten how the 404th bayraktars quickly ended?
  5. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 21 July 2023 09: 44
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    We'll see.
    While the New Rate in non-wars is very massive cheap expendable small UAVs ...

    This is probably why partners from across the Atlantic are pumping billions into Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA).
    Because stupid.
    By subject.
    A large UAV can at least raise a planning bomb higher and, as a result, launch it further away.
    Moreover, its radar visibility is less than that of an aircraft and, for all its high cost, it costs less than the Su-34, which also has 2 pilots (the training of which also costs money and time).

    And in general, comparing aircraft UAVs with copters is stupid.
    Different tools for different tasks.

    Z. Y. : The loss of 10 copters per month from the APU is certainly interesting. Probably, these are the very "waves of drones that will rush forward, isolating the breakthrough areas and destroying all life in front of the advancing leopards and Bradley."
    At least the picture was drawn like this. Previously.

    According to the subject, the scale of kopterization of Kyiv partners is greatly exaggerated.
    It's just that their sponsors are much better at PR and war in the information bubble. Which, however, is not surprising, given who YouTube and the meta play for.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 July 2023 10: 05
    It's the summer of the 23rd - in the video, the Hunter is slowly flying in ideal conditions with a safety net.
    Baptism of fire therefore suggests itself - only launching something far from the front .... (like Almaty, shooting from closed positions instead of self-propelled guns. All the promises about them as a commander, reconnaissance, anti-tank, assault vehicle - so far in the forest)
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 21 July 2023 10: 59
      in the video, the Hunter flies slowly in ideal conditions with a safety net.

      And how this "safety net" should work in which case, do not explain?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 July 2023 10: 37
        This is elementary.
        Just like the rest of the insurance on such tests (photo and video polo). See comment below.

        Report the crash site, if anything. Provide test report. Perhaps it will serve as a control relay.
  7. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 21 July 2023 11: 18
    Quote: Kristallovich
    And how this "safety net" should work in which case, do not explain?

    In this case, probably, a video recording of the test flight was made from it.
    Quite common and even necessary practice.
    In general, you can insure from 50 km behind.
    Tritely placing p37 (there is a 200+ km range) in case enemy fighters appear.

    However, this is nothing more than the reasoning of an amateur.
    But, as we all recently learned from the tragedy in the Bryansk region, each Su-34 sortie is also provided by EW helicopters and cover in the form of Su-35s.
    I suppose the military still understand a little about this and this is done for a reason.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 21 July 2023 12: 09
      In this case, probably, a video recording of the test flight was made from it. Quite common and even necessary practice.

      This was the location of the MiG-29 nearby. There is no mention of any insurance.
  8. Vadim Sharygin Offline Vadim Sharygin
    Vadim Sharygin (Citizen) 21 July 2023 12: 15
    So far, it is not too clear how exactly the Russian Defense Ministry is going to win the war with NATO, or at least adequately repel the first massive strikes. Reclaiming huts, dugouts, mounds, mounds, meters and centimeters in the Ukrainian theater of operations is a long-term business, fraught with the acquisition of nuclear weapons by the Ukronazis, a radioactive cloud over some nuclear power plant and other similar "surprises". And taking into account the emerging trend of removing sensible combat generals from command and control and the very fact that almost the entire combat-ready Russian army is concentrated in the Ukrainian theater of operations, the big question of preserving the Russian state in the event of a direct collision with NATO is even more questionable. The trend of escalation of the confrontation is already visible in the palm of your hand. Piece "hunters", of course, "will not do the weather." Russia does not have large-scale prepared reserves, since mobilization is not carried out. and what will be done in an emergency, when a fried rooster pecks at the sciatic muscles, can not be taken into account, since modern warfare is a war of professionals and their interactions. Only nuclear weapons remain. But it's a curtain. But what to do now? In my opinion, a political solution is needed - no, not for peace negotiations, what kind of negotiations guarantee security from the thugs of Ukronazism?! It is necessary to create an alternative government of Ukraine, for example, the People's Front, plus the Ukrainian People's Army to it, to widely announce this, including that the allowance in this army will be at least at the level of the Russian one, in this case, I am convinced that surrender will increase tenfold - Ukrainian soldiers and officers will surrender in whole units, knowing that instead of captivity they will stand under the banner of the new Ukrainian government, they will liberate shoulder to shoulder with Russian military personnel Ukraine from the Zelensky clique and nationalist gangs. In total: we need extraordinary solutions, an active plan of action, and not acting out the situation and circumstances!
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 21 July 2023 12: 40
      You are right in your reasoning, but only one of today's top with the same vertical knows how and wants to act like that, because the top with the top is sharpened for looting and stuffing profits into pockets, they are not interested in anything else. This is confirmed by the offspring of these "leaders", in glamor and fun, without any action towards responsibility and patriotism. . Conclusion - The head is completely rotted, the tail is still rowing by inertia ...
    2. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 21 July 2023 16: 56
      There is no "food" there either for the Popular Front or for the government. They will surrender, and then the hut is on the edge, and let's get the rations, promised. And in general, what kind of suicide will "raise" this territory? After the war, yes...
    3. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 26 August 2023 16: 07
      Well, who is preventing these prisoners from now standing up under the banner of Novorossiya? The essence is the same. Not eager?
      And what will prevent them, armed by Russia to fight Zelensky's army, from turning their weapons against Russia again? Do you really urge to trust Ukrainians? Has history taught you anything?
  9. AC130 Gunship Offline AC130 Gunship
    AC130 Gunship (Gennady) 21 July 2023 15: 30
    Vryat-whether it will go into the series. Very expensive. And in the Swo zone, where enemy air defense is operating, there is a very high chance of being shot down. I would classify this product as a technology demonstrator rather than a weapon.
    Bicycles have been around for a long time. The lag in UAVs is 30 years. We urgently need to catch up and see which models are really effective in terms of price / quality
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  11. Offline (Alexander Draka) 24 August 2023 14: 39
    If only he would shoot at the countries of Western Europe in the same way. And so it's all kind of disgusting.