The second prototype of the Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle made by Russia was unveiled, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Defense of the country, and as the plans published by the Russians “skillfully” show, what stands out is the fact that it has, among other things, a flat nozzle. engine, according to onalert.gr
This construction feature gives the drone “stealth” properties, as it reduces its observability and chances of detection, due to the low thermal signature, from enemy radars, while at the same time increasing its efficiency in the field of operations.
However, the upgraded version of the Okhotnik is still in the process of being evaluated and tested, which is expected to be completed in 2022, in order to then begin deliveries of the unmanned aircraft to the Russian Air Force.
The flat nozzle of the drone
ОАК впервые показала беспилотник С-70 «Охотник», оснащенный плоским реактивным соплом
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According to the manufacturer Sukhoi, the Okhotnik has a maximum take-off weight of 20 tons, can develop a maximum speed of about 1,000 kilometers per hour, and according to senior Russian officials, the advanced unmanned aircraft will operate and operate with the fighter jet. generation Su-57.
To be precise, the ability of the pilot of the stealth aircraft to coordinate and supervise the operations of up to four Okhotniks at the same time is being considered, which essentially turns him into a “loyal wingman”, while still greatly affecting the Russians’ ability to achieve air superiority. and domination in the ethers.
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