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Russian heavy strike drone Okhotnik makes first flight
https://tass.com/defense/1071784MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. Russia’s Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, has made the first flight, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday.
"Under the test program, a long-duration flight time UCAV Okhotnik has performed its first flight," says the press release circulated by the defense ministry. "The first flight took place at 12.20 Moscow time and lasted for over 20 minutes. The aerial vehicle flown by the operator made several circles around the airfield at an altitude of 600 meters and then successfully landed."
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https://www.facebook.com/mod.mil.rus/vi ... ?__tn__=-RThe latest Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle made its first automated flight in full configuration jointly with a Su-57 fighter, having entered the duty zone
During the flight, the Okhotnik UAV and the leading aircraft in conjunction had worked out expanding of the fighter’s radar field and target designation for the use of the long-range aviation weapons without entering into the air defence conditional response zone.
The flight lasted more than 30 minutes. The trials of the brand-new combat system designed by the Sukhoi company are being run at one of the Russian Defence Ministry's test airfields.