Declared opportunities created by the Russian heavy unmanned sixth generation “Hunter” is unlikely to correspond to reality, says Popular Mechanics.
The American edition notes that although in 2011 the development of Russian UAV was planned to intensify only after the completion of the fifth-generation fighter, the su-57, the first flight of promising drone will do in 2018.
The magazine writes that “Hunter” is declared as a drone with use of technology stealth, in connection with which the missiles will be located in the internal hidden compartments drone, and the machine body is made of composite materials.
“Best to understand the message (about the possibilities of drone — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) with a grain of salt, although we now know that there is a program “Hunter” and seven years is a reasonable and even a little big timeline for the flight of the drone,” writes Popular Mechanics.
In July 2018, the TASS source in the military-industrial complex of Russia said that flight tests of the “Hunter” will begin in 2018. The first roll-out of the “Hunter” took place in June 2018.
Information about developing a drone appeared in 2012. it was Alleged that scientific-research work “the Hunter” for creating shock UAVs weighing up to 20 tons being “Dry” and “MiG”. The design of the device involves equipping a modular design that allows you to change the payload depending on the type of combat missions. The maximum speed of the drone is estimated at 1,000 kilometers per hour.
The first sample should be ready in 2018 and enter service by 2020. The budget project works “Hunter” is estimated at 1.6 billion rubles.
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