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Okhotnik Heavy Strike UAV Started Combat Tests: Russian Media

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The heavy attack drone S-70 “Okhotnik” stealth heavy unmanned combat aerial vehicle struck a ground target at the Ashuluk range as part of flight tests, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

According to the report, the Okhotnik dropped unguided aerial bombs of 500 kg caliber from the internal bay. The report did not provide details on the date when the bombing took place, but noted that these were not the first tests to destroy ground targets.

The report says that the Okhotnik is capable of autonomously hitting ground-based stationary and restrictedly mobile targets with previously known coordinates, including when receiving external target designation in the air.

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Lone Ranger

Most excellent ?
I like it.
Looks like the Defiant from DS9.

occupybacon

You mean this? I don’t see any resemplance
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Lone Ranger

?

Lone Ranger

Buy new glasses ☺️

occupybacon

If those look alike for you, you’re the type that masterbates on animes, they look like real women right?

Lone Ranger

You sound like an expert on the matter ?

occupybacon

In grown up men with a teenage boy mind? I don’t need to be an expert to spot one.

Lone Ranger

Than grow up…

occupybacon

Unlike you, I never stop.

Lone Ranger

At being childish…

occupybacon

Indeed, i never stop being childish either. And adult, you are neither.

farbat

iam actually suprised because i thought it was much more capable in matters of speed

Lone Ranger

Its stilll the fastest combat drone ever…

Jens Holm

They digged down their only real Armata there and it has to be bombed, so no one see how stupid that construction is.

Rhodium 10

This Drone using the SVP-24 Glonass guide system is a game changer!.. I cannot image dozens of them ( stealth) flying to the exact point in West Europe to drop 500kg bombs with accuracy…

occupybacon

I cannot imagine that either because that is a teenage incel immagination.

Rhodium 10

It doent matter what you can imagine in your bacon brain…the question is what the Russian enemies will imagine ( Ukraine army, ISIS..etc..) in case that dozens of them fly above their heads…

ForWhat
occupybacon

Did you ask your girlfriend what she thinks about that?

Rhodium 10

Yes she said that occupybacon has a problem of Hubris Syndrome..

occupybacon

She mixed the Pryapisme Syndrome, but you should ask your mom about me also.

HiaNd

UAV “Hunter” struck in the course of testing a bomb

MOSCOW, January 12-RIA Novosti. The Russian heavy attack drone s-70 “Hunter” in the framework of flight tests delivered a bomb attack on a ground target at the Ashuluk training ground, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti.
According to him, the “Hunter” dropped unguided aerial bombs of 500 kilograms caliber from the fuselage compartment.

“The target was hit with high accuracy,” the source said.
He did not name the date when the bombing took place, but noted that this is not the first test to hit ground targets.
The source stressed that “the latest sighting and navigation system installed on the Okhotnik makes it possible to use free-falling ammunition with an accuracy approaching that of a high-precision guided weapon.”
“Okhotnik”, according to the interlocutor, is able to hit ground stationary and limited mobile targets with pre-known coordinates in Autonomous mode, including when receiving external target designation in the air.
https://ria.ru/20210112/bespilotnik-1592658813.html

HiaNd

Mass deliveries of Okhotnik strike drones to the troops will begin in 2024 – First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Military-Industrial Complex of the Russian Federation

Purchases of “Okhotnik” will be included in the state armament program for 2024-2033

Yelchaninov noted that during the joint tests of the Okhotnik with the fifth generation Su-57 fighter, the mutual transfer of information between the aircraft is being worked out – the redistribution of targets in flight, maintaining intervals and distances, and performing anti-missile maneuvers.

In the future, the pilot of the Su-57 fighter will be able to distribute tasks in a group of drones and organize the work of the so-called “swarm” using artificial intelligence, said the first deputy chairman of the board of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=543328&lang=RU

JIMI JAMES

So it will be in service during the next term of cia presidency?

HiaNd

Mass deliveries of Okhotnik strike drones to the troops will begin in 2024 – First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Military-Industrial Complex of the Russian Federation

Purchases of “Okhotnik” will be included in the state armament program for 2024-2033

Yelchaninov noted that during the joint tests of the Okhotnik with the fifth generation Su-57 fighter, the mutual transfer of information between the aircraft is being worked out – the redistribution of targets in flight, maintaining intervals and distances, and performing anti-missile maneuvers.

In the future, the pilot of the Su-57 fighter will be able to distribute tasks in a group of drones and organize the work of the so-called “swarm” using artificial intelligence, said the first deputy chairman of the board of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=543328&lang=RU
The cost of heavy shock drones S-70 “Hunter” will be about 1 billion rubles($15 million). According to experts, after the start of mass production, the price can be reduced by 40–50% compared with prototypes.
The most expensive component of the Hunter was a glider – it accounts for 45% of the total cost, which is almost 600 million rubles. Another 240 million rubles is the cost of a jet engine.
https://iz.ru/1019435/2020-06-03/nazvana-stoimost-tiazhelykh-udarnykh-bespilotnikov-s-70-okhotnik

Cromwell

Now deploy those bad boys along the Syrian borders and blast anything crossing,also in the desert where the rats nests are said to be.

Jesus

“””The cost of heavy shock drones S-70 “Hunter” will be about 1 billion rubles($15 million). According to experts, after the start of mass production, the price can be reduced by 40–50% compared with prototypes.”””

This is a clear example of Russian efficiency where 15 million dollars can buy a 20 ton drone carrying a weapon load of 2-3 tons, while the Israeli Harop costing 10 million can deliver a 20 kgs warhead and its kinetic energy at point of impact.

Russia is developing a more miniatured Khinzal for its Suk 57, it is likely that Suk 70 drone might carry the same armament among other weapons.

Mr T

Turkey builds each done for 1 mil dollar

stupid Russians, ancient technology…

ruca

How’s that revival of the ottoman empire going for you?

Kamīrusan

Any country can build drones with off the shelf components made by European and American companies and put them together and claim it’s your own tech, what Russians did here is they made everything by themselves .

Turkey would dream of having a stealth drone like the SU-70 or a Lockhead RQ drone, turkey can’t even make a 4th gen fighter jet on their own without US permission .

Aphelion

Turkey has nothing even vaguely comparable to Okhotnik.

ruca

Yet the SU-70 can carry a whopping 6 tonne payload. Damn good bang for the rube.

farbat

i thought it would be faster iam actually disappointed because it took russia so long to build this

Scaathor

..then you’ve a friggin idiot who doesn’t understand what he is looking at. S-70 is a large combat drone that can carry a 6T weapon load and act in concert with Su-57s.

farbat

the speed issue is way unacceptable what is the price anyway if that is the case and dont tell me more than 2 million and if so why 1 million is how the price should be max

Kamīrusan

A drone of that size and capability would never be close to getting to that 2 million price tag, this is a heavy strike drone that is designed as a loyal wingman and not some small, simple, cheap drones like the ones operated by turkey, they’d be lucky if the price tag was lower than 10 million without substantial orders and mass production .

About the speed sources aren’t solid, but drones of the same class that are being developed in the US are even slower than S-70.

Raptar Driver

I simply wonder why they chose this ancient design?

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