Russian heavy strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Hunter” with high probability it will go into service VKS RF, writes The National Interest.
As stated by the American journal expert on Russian military aircraft Tom Cooper, “the Hunter” is “just a further development of what they [the Russians] have done so far”.
The publication notes that the finalization of the heavy drones will require several years, and for the combat effectiveness of the drone will require precision munitions.
In January, the network appeared the first photo of the “Hunter”.
In December 2018, the Deputy defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko said that the first flight of the “Hunter” will take place in spring 2019.
In November 2018 the “Hunter” made its first run on the runway of the Novosibirsk aviation plant, reaching a speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
Drone in July was named a prototype Russian fighter of the sixth generation. At the same time in the United States, Russian development was considered fiction.
In June of 2018 “Hunter” was first rolled out under the open sky.
Information about developing a “Hunter” appeared in 2012. It was argued that the eponymous research work on the creation of shock UAV 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 armed drone will do by 2020. The budget of the project works is estimated at 1.6 billion rubles.
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