It was kept secret for 7 years: Russia's offensive UAV made its first flight

It was kept secret for 7 years: Russia's offensive UAV made its first flight

Russia has announced that it has made its first flight of the unmanned combat vehicle Okhotnik, which is expected to be able to speed up to 1000 km / h with 20 tons of curb weight and is planned to work with the Su-57.

In the press release published by the Ministry of Defense, “Okhotnik, which has a long flight time in the test program, made its first official flight. The first flight took place at 12:20 am Moscow time and took more than 20 minutes. The aircraft, which was flying by the operator, drew several circles around the airport, at a height of 600 meters, and then landed successfully. ”

Unmanned combat aircraft (UCAV) Okhotnik-B (Fighter), which Russia has been developing since 2012, has been kept secret for about 7 years. Earlier this year, the first images of the unmanned aerial vehicle appeared.

Russia's low-radar tracked unmanned aerial vehicle project, Sukhoi Okhotnik-B, draws attention to the similarity of X-47B unmanned combat aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman defense and technology firm, which has been used by the USA for a long time.