There are some confusing sources out there some say its weight is 20 tons, flies, 1000km/h has 5000km range, 2 ton payload and other sources say above 1,400km/s speeds, 25 tons, 6000km range and 6 ton payload.
Boeing introduces the phantom ray drone, it has flown said to be stealth strike drone, turns out it is used to refuel instead.
X-47B gets cancelled.
Fanboys hype up the RQ-180(probably think its a stealth strike drone) the range and other source suggest that it is only used for reconnaissance.
This is pretty amusing everyone laughed that the Russians purchasing Israeli drones and the fact they do not have any heavy drones suggest they are far behind until the Okhotnik which has no size comparison to match it being introduced as a huge stealth strike drone starts flying everyone that laughed has become silent.
"At the same time, Air Force funds were transferred into a classified high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) program which, it is believed, led to a competition between Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Northrop also publicly discussed a range of longer-winged X-47C configurations around this time. The largest of these was a 172-ft.-span design with two engines derived from General Electric’s CF34 and capable of carrying a 10,000-lb. weapon load."
I do hope the Okhotnik on what Putin suggested to Erdogan does really have a 6 ton payload. The only challenge the Russians have to face is to address the exhausts on the back X-47A and China's sharp sword drone had the same issue but got addressed later.
The only thing the Russians can claim 1st right now is that they are testing out weapons for their stealth strike drone while no other country with a similar role for their stealth strike drone(phantom ray drone, X-47B, bae Taranis, neuron, sharp sword drone) has yet done this.