Game of Drones: Russian Okhotnik combat drone develops speed of up to 200 km at trials.

Game of Drones: Russian Okhotnik combat drone develops speed of up to 200 km at trials.

The Russian combat UAV Okhotnik developed a speed of up to 200 km / h on the runway during its first trial, which took place at the Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant in November, a source in the aircraft-building industry told Tass. "The pre-production model of the Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle made its first run on the runway of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant. It developed a speed of 200 km / h in accordance with the program of trials. The drone did not go aloft," the source said. According to him, the Okhotnik carried out all the operations independently in the autonomous regime.


The Okhotnik is expected to make a few more runs on the plant’s runway without separation from the ground. The next stage is called ‘bouncing’: the drone will go aloft, fly several meters over the runway and land immediately. The first full-fledged test flight will take place afterwards, the source clarified. the Okhotnik had been developed using the radar signature reduction technology and employs "the flying wing" configuration. The vehicle takeoff weight reaches 20 tons. According to unconfirmed information, the drone is powered by a jet engine ensuring a speed of up to 1,000 km / h. The Okhotnik development contract was signed between the Defense Ministry and the Sukhoi aircraft maker in 2011. The first UAV prototype for on-land tests had been manufactured in 2014. A defense industry sour......  Continue reading


#1 My dear friend. The final speed projected for this particular model is Mach 0.85 or 647 miles per hour. The UACV X85 and the Chinese project greatly exceed that speed

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#1 Yes, death coming at Ukrainians soldiers at 200 KMH > Ready for mass killing production. I hope the USA will deliver their laser anti-drone defense devices to the oppressed.

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Drone buzz, pretty quick in the air

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