UAV Hunter: zone of possible applicability - almost all NATO countries
One of the promising weapons that should appear in the Russian Armed Forces in the near future is the Okhotnik heavy attack drone, which began to be created as part of the S-70 program. To date, the prototype of the "Hunter" has passed a series of tests at the airport (including the "jump") and in the sky. One of the test flights was paired - with a fifth-generation fighter Su-57.
With regard to the ongoing work on the Russian heavy impact drone, special attention is paid to its capabilities in the range and duration of combat missions. If you believe the data that began to be published recently, the radius of combat use is up to 3 thousand km.
If we allow future deployment of this type of drones at one of the airfields near the western borders of Russia (for example, along the Bryansk-Smolensk-Pskov line), then we can determine that hypothetical circle with the radius indicated above. In other words, if suddenly it really comes to the combat use of the "Hunter", then the schedule will show which territories it is able to reach during the flight, taking into account the return to the base airfield, what is the target area, even without taking into account the radius of the missiles used.
With the range of applicability of the Russian "Hunter" with its previously announced characteristics in range, almost all European NATO countries fall.
The radius of the Russian attack drone allows it to "reach" the territory right up to Madrid in the west, to Turkish Diyarbakir and further in the south, to cover the whole of Norway in the north-west.
It is clear that in the event of a conflict with NATO countries, the least that may be needed is to “drive” strike drones to the western borders of the European part of the North Atlantic military bloc. Another question is the demonstration of strength and capabilities in response to the ongoing implementation of NATO's expansion policy. The emergence of Russian drones, which, as previously reported, will be equipped with electronic warfare systems, over the neutral waters of the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic is a mission that can play an important role in terms of defending Russia's interests.
By the way, when placing the "Hunters" in the Far East, the territories of the USA and Canada fall into the zone of applicability.