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    Re: UAVs in Russian Armed Forces: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:59 pm

    Roll-out of the demonstrator of S-70 unmanned aerial vehicle on the research project "Okhotnik-B"

    As reported on June 28, 2018 by the agency Interfax, the first Russian heavy drone drone OKB Sukhoi Hunter entered the final stage of ground tests. This was reported to Interfax by an informed source.


       Unmanned aerial vehicle S-70, created by PJSC "Company Sukhoi" for research "Hunter-B" (c) Russian Ministry of Defense (via paralay.iboards.ru)

    "At the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant (NAZ, a branch of the Sukhoi-IF company), the first roll-out of the drone was held - it passes ground tests on the eve of the first flight," the source said.

    "The first flight of the" Hunter "is expected in 2019," - said the source.

    About the ongoing research in the OKB "Sukhoi" research on the creation of heavy drone in 2014, said the director of the Directorate of Military Aircraft Programs of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), ex-commander of the Russian Air Force Vladimir Mikhailov.

     "Now the work is underway, we are doing work on the "Dry", called "Okhotnik". This machine is very promising, now there is a research work to 2015, with the subsequent transition to experimental design work," Mikhailov said on the radio station " Echo of Moscow ".

       The characteristics of the developed UAV are not disclosed at present. According to open data, its take-off weight will be 20 tons, which will make it the heaviest of the developed devices of this type. It was reported that for the first time it will take off in 2018, and in 2020 will be adopted.

       In 2017, on the Internet, a photograph of the "Okhotnik" was cut out, cut from the presentation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, judging by which, the device is developed according to the "flying wing" scheme with a three-column chassis.

       Earlier, the interlocutor of Interfax informed about the tests of heavy drone UAV "Altius-O" weighing more than 7.5 tons, developed by the Kazan OKB named after Simonov.

       Deputy General Director of Techmash (part of Rostek) Alexander Kochkin told Interfax in March 2018 that the concern had begun developing a combat load for unmanned vehicles, which could be either short-range weapons or air bombs.

       The general designer and vice-president of UAC Innovation, Sergey Korotkov, told Interfax in December 2017 that Russia is working on creating drone drones that can be organized into groups and coordinated among themselves through secure communication channels.

       Ilya Tarasenko, General Director of the RAC "MiG", declared about the development of heavy drones at the forum "Army-2017". In November of the same year, the representative of the company noted that they are working on UAVs weighing from a ton to 15 tons.

       Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at the Russian Defense Ministry's board in late 2017 that, with the implementation of the new state weapons program, special emphasis will be placed on equipping troops with precision weapons, unmanned strike complexes, as well as with the newest systems of reconnaissance, communications and electronic warfare.

       In October 2017, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported on plans to equip the Russian Armed Forces with shock-free drones. "In the near future, to equip the Armed Forces will begin to receive complexes with multi-functional unmanned aerial vehicles, capable of solving not only reconnaissance but also shock tasks," Shoigu said.

       On the bmpd side, we recall that, as our blog reported a year ago with reference to the publication of the magazine "Air & Cosmos", within the framework of the research project "Okhotnik", a low-profile unmanned S-70 aircraft is being created. The work on the research work "Hunter" is carried out by PJSC "Company Sukhoi" under the contract of the Russian Defense Ministry, issued on October 14, 2011. The purpose of the research is to create an unmanned reconnaissance and strike system that would have a high speed and autonomy. The theme "Hunter" is characterized as "unmanned aerial vehicle of the sixth generation".

       It was reported that the demonstrator UAV S-70 was manufactured at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov - a branch of PJSC "Company" Sukhoi ", and the first flight of the demonstrator was previously planned for 2018. The weight of the UAV is in the range of 10-20 tons, and the maximum speed is estimated at 1000 km / h.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3253886.html
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:18 am


    A photo would be appreciated... or CGI... or scale model... just sayin'...
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    Post  LMFS on Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:55 am

    George1 wrote:Roll-out of the demonstrator of S-70 unmanned aerial vehicle on the research project "Okhotnik-B"

    Great news! This looks very similar to X-47B and according to the references has the same size. That should allow for a payload >2 tons and huge fuel capacity, would have a lot of possibilities both for air force and navy as discussed in the respective threads

    Looking forward to getting more news of this thing
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    Post  Nibiru on Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:42 am

    So first flight test would be next year, If im not mistaken, another uav project, Altius-M, has been performing flight tests for the last 3-4 years? Its a less complex aircraft, and until now it doesn't seem to be on its way to be fielded anytime soon. So i guess we'll have to wait maybe a decade max to see this new uav being accepted into the RuAF.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:20 am


    Bombs being tested on Forprost:



    UAV conversion of that Diamond sports aircraft:





    I guess this puts discussion about Orion and Altus being armed to bed once and for all
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    Post  miketheterrible on Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:44 am

    the wait was worth it imo.

    Hope to see these used in Syria very soon.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:39 pm

    Project to design multi-purpose far-range UAVs about to be completed in Russia

    The source did not name the project that he was talking about

    MOSCOW, July 6. /TASS/. A project to design multi-purpose far-range drones is nearing completion as part of Russia's state armament program, Head of the Russian General Staff's Office for UAV Development Maj. Gen. Alexander Novikov said in an interview published on Friday.

    "As part of the state armament program, a project is about to be completed to design advanced systems featuring multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with longer range and duration of flight, whose specifications surpass those of their foreign rivals," the official said in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

    He did not specify what project he was talking about.

    Currently, more than 1,900 drones are in service with the Russian armed forces. The most popular of them is the multi-purpose Orlan UAV, which can travel at the distance of about 600 km.

    Novikov said that since the start of the anti-terrorism operation in Syria, Russian drones performed over 23,000 flights, lasting 140,000 hours in total. In particular, Russian drones provide 24-hour monitoring of the ground situation, covering almost entire territory of Syria.

    He also said that the use of drones "ensured efficient use of high-precision weapons against international terrorists’ infrastructure, at the same time reducing to zero possible victims among the civilian population."

    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in early May that the Kazan-based Simonov Design Bureau plans to complete its work on the Altair heavy drone this year. The aircraft can carry a payload of up to two tonnes. According to unofficial sources, its range is up to 10,000 km. Besides, open sources also reported that the Sukhoi design bureau is currently engaged on a project to build the Okhotnik (Hunter) strike drone with a range of about 3,500 km. Similar projects are run by other companies as well.


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    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:59 pm

    Russia’s attack drone prototype to start test flights this year

    The source said that the work on the heavy long-range unmanned aerial vehicle is at the concluding stage

    MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. The prototype of Russia’s new heavy attack drone Okhotnik (Hunter) developed by the Sukhoi Aircraft Company will start test flights in 2018, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Sunday.

    "The work on the heavy long-range unmanned aerial vehicle is at the concluding stage. In particular, work has been completed to create a prototype that will begin test flights this year," the source said.

    "The work is being carried out at the Novosibirsk-based Chkalov Aviation Plant (part of the Sukhoi Aircraft Company)," the source added.

    Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and the Defense Ministry declined to comment on this information to TASS.

    According to open sources, a contract on developing the heavy attack drone Okhotnik weighing 20 tonnes was signed between Russia’s Defense Ministry and the Sukhoi Aircraft Company in 2011. A mockup of the drone was created in 2014 to hold ground tests.

    According to unconfirmed data, the drone was developed using the ‘flying wing’ scheme, composite materials and stealth coating. The drone has a jet engine and is expected to develop a speed of up to 1,000 km/h.
    Need for Okhotnik attack drone

    Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Bespilotnaya Aviatsiya (Unmanned Aviation) Denis Fedutinov believes that Russia is possibly developing an unmanned aerial vehicle similar to foreign analogs, such as the X-47B developed by Northrop Grumman or the Phantom Bay made by Boeing (both variants are based on the ‘flying wing’ scheme and have a takeoff weight of 20 and 16 tonnes, respectively).

    "Probably, the Okhotnik has been designed to accomplish missions similar to the assignments set for US UAVs - destroying enemy air defense systems, communications, command and control posts in situations when the use of aircraft is associated with considerable risks for crews," the expert believes.

    As the editor-in-chief noted, the first flights of US analogs took place in 2011 but both drones remained as prototypes and did not go into serial production due to immature technologies primarily related to the possibilities of operation in autonomous mode.

    "It cannot be ruled out that the Okhotnik will also be some demonstrator of technologies to practice solutions that will eventually be used on other promising drones," the expert added.


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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:17 am

    George1 wrote:Russia’s attack drone prototype to start test flights this year....

    Ohotnik-B



    control station "Orion-E"
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:21 pm

    Russia’s Okhotnik attack drone to become prototype of sixth generation fighter — source

    The prototype of Okhotnik (Hunter) is ready and will start test flights this year

    MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Russia’s newest Okhotnik attack drone will become a prototype of the country’s sixth generation fighter jet, a defense industry source has told TASS.

    According to the official, although the sixth generation fighter jet project "has not yet taken full shape, its main features are already known."

    "First of all, it should be unmanned and capable of performing any combat task in an autonomous regime. In this sense, Okhotnik will become the prototype of the sixth generation fighter jet,’ the source said, adding that the drone will be able to "take off, fulfill its objectives and return to the airfield."

    "However, it will not receive the function of decision-making regarding the use of weapons - this will be decided by a human," he said.

    TASS was unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

    Another defense industry source earlier told TASS that the prototype of Okhotnik (Hunter) was ready and would start test flights this year.

    The Russian Defense Ministry and the Sukhoi Company signed a contract for developing the 20-ton Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy unmanned strike aircraft in 2011. The drone’s mock-up model was made in 2014. According to unconfirmed reports, composite materials and anti-radar coating were used to create the Okhotnik. The drone is equipped with a reaction-jet propulsion and is supposed to develop a speed of 1000 kilometers per hour.


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    Re: UAVs in Russian Armed Forces: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:15 am



    Orion UAV with two bombs:



    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3278291.html
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    Re: UAVs in Russian Armed Forces: News

    Post  dino00 on Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 pm

    Unmanned fleet-convertor tested in Rusia

    The aircraft was developed in Tatarstan under the order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The flight range of the convertoplane is 100 kilometers.

    The unmanned aerial vehicle-converter, developed in Tatarstan, successfully passed the test. This was announced by the rector of the Kazan National Research Technical University named after Tupolev Albert Gilmutdinov.

    "Convertoop, which takes off like a helicopter, and then flies like an airplane, is tested, really flies. It was commissioned by the Russian Defense Ministry, "Gilmutdinov said at the Kazan ACTO-2018 exhibition.

    According to him, the flight range of the convertoplan is 100 kilometers, and the cruising speed is about 140 kilometers per hour.

    Takeoff mass of the drone is 6.7 kilograms, while it is capable of lifting into the air a payload of up to one kilogram.

    https://tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/201808101535-393v.htm

    There is a video oficial the uav in the link
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:32 pm


    1 kilogram payload?

    Was this highschool shop class project?
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:40 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    1 kilogram payload?

    Was this highschool shop class project?

    How odd, even the SDB has at least a 17kg of explosives.
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    Post  LMFS on Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:41 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    1 kilogram payload?

    Was this highschool shop class project?

    How odd, even the SDB has at least a 17kg of explosives.
    This is an UVA below 7 kg weight! What payload should be expected?
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:39 am

    LMFS wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    1 kilogram payload?

    Was this highschool shop class project?

    How odd, even the SDB has at least a 17kg of explosives.
    This is an UVA below 7 kg weight! What payload should be expected?

    Touché, i didn't even read the thing properly, ma bad.
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    Re: UAVs in Russian Armed Forces: News

    Post  dino00 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:04 pm


    In Kazan, developed a turbojet engine for drones

    More:
    https://vpk.name/news/224435_v_kazani_razrabotali_turboreaktivnyii_dvigatel_dlya_bespilotnikov.html
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    Post  dino00 on Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:55 pm

    ZALA AERO unveils a new unmanned vehicle at the international forum "Army-2018"

    The ZALA 421-16E5V2 unmanned vehicle from ZALA AERO , the leading manufacturer of integrated solutions in the field of unmanned aerial systems (part of JSC "Concern" Kalashnikov "), was presented for the first time at the International Military Technical Forum" Army-2018 ".

    The advantageous advantages of the ZALA 421-16E5V2 unmanned system are the flight duration, which is 14 hours, which will make it possible to fly from Izhevsk to Moscow, having covered a distance of more than 1200 kilometers. Particular attention in the development of the complex was paid to ergonomics during operation and transportation, which allowed reducing the aircraft's weight to 30 kilogram
    s.

    The target load of up to 5 kilograms weight allows the simultaneous integration of 6 different cameras to perform tasks at an altitude of up to 5000 meters at day and night, excluding forced landing for the replacement of optoelectronic equipment.

    For the first time for the unmanned complex, a unique target load of air laser scanning has been developed. The technology provides data on the terrain under study, including terrain, detects disguised objects and their characteristics, including any changes in the natural environment.

    Used in the development of innovative approaches to solving technical and operational problems, highlight the novelty among the entire world market. For the first time in its class, the ZALA 421-16E5V2 unmanned system uses an automated data processing system to efficiently solve problems of optical-electronic reconnaissance, aerial photography in the visible and infrared ranges, conduct electronic reconnaissance, and retransmit video and voice communications.

    At the moment the unmanned complex is in the stage of factory testing.

     The ZALA AERO group of companies is the leading Russian manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems, target loads and other technical means to ensure their use.
    The main products are integrated solutions in the field of unmanned aerial systems, communications, software and security systems.

    https://kalashnikov.media/video/technology/zala-aero-predstavila-novyy-bespilotnyy-kompleks-na-mezhdunarodnom-forume-armiya-2018

    There is a video on the link^^^


    Pictures



    More in This link
    https://kalashnikov.media/photo/technology/bespilotnyy-kompleks-zala-421-16e5v2

    Looks great but i think in the vídeo says 120km range?
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    Re: UAVs in Russian Armed Forces: News

    Post  dino00 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 pm

    Weird Suspect

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation ordered the development of hypersonic drone "Anchar-RV"

    The contract value is 1.374 billion rubles

    KUBINKA / Moscow Region /, August 22. / TASS /. Hypersonic long-distance drones "Anchar-RV" will be developed in Russia, the corresponding contract was signed on Wednesday by the Ministry of Defense and the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering, TASS correspondent reports from the meeting room of the "Army-2018" forum.

    The deadline for completing the works is not specified, the contract value is 1.374 billion rubles.

    Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering mainly develops missile technology, its development includes intercontinental ballistic missiles "Yars" and "Bulava".

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    Hypersonic drones???
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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:15 pm

    Probably a suicide drone or some kind of cruise missile/drone thing.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:02 pm



    this one flies 25 Ma to me Smile


    However Anchar is name of a tree. Antiaris toxicaria. Cab be form Pushkin's poem but to me more probable explanation is in wiki:


    Antiaris toxicaria is notorious as a poison for arrows, darts, and blowdarts. In Javanese tradition in Indonesia, Antiaris toxicaria is used with Strychnos ignatii. The latex of Antiaris toxicaria contains intensely toxic cardenolides,[10] in particular a cardiac glycoside named antiarin. The arrow poison is called upas, which in Javanese means "poison", though, like many Javanese words, it also has a number of figurative meanings, such as "watchman", "messenger" and "courier".[6]

    +


    In China, this plant is known as "poison arrow tree" and the poison is said to be so deadly that it has been described as "Seven Up Eight Down Nine Death" meaning that a victim can take no more than seven steps uphill, eight steps downhill or nine steps on level ground before dying. Some travellers' tales have it that the Upas tree is the most poisonous in the world, so that no one can reach the trunk before falling down dead.[11]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiaris
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    Post  LMFS on Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:11 pm

    Reconnaissance + strike? Interceptor?

    Hypersonic propulsion is something you want back at home and not in the hands of the enemy, even if the engine is destroyed, the materials are can be analysed, and it is also probably not cheap. So, a drone makes sense.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:14 pm

    LMFS wrote:Reconnaissance + strike? Interceptor?

    Hypersonic propulsion is something you want back at home and not in the hands of the enemy, even if the engine is destroyed, the materials are can be analysed, and it is also probably not cheap. So, a drone makes sense.

    more than 1 year ago Borisov mentioned about an "orbital bomber" which can start and land form normal airfields. The Info was demented and that he was just talking the talk...Same time he mentioned VSTOL too bounce bounce
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    Post  Hole on Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:39 pm

    Propably an enlarged Avangard?
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:30 am

    Hole wrote:Propably an enlarged Avangard?


    Avangard isnt passive? Drone would suggest own power and ability to return base. Otherwise why call it drone not a Cruise Missile?

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