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Russia’s Okhotnik UAV makes first flight with Su-57

27 September 2019
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Russia's Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy stealth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has made its first joint flight with an Su-57 fighter, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 27 September.

Russia's Okhotnik heavy stealth UAV made its first flight with an Su-57 fighter, the Russian MoD announced on 27 September (Russian MoD)Russia's Okhotnik heavy stealth UAV made its first flight with an Su-57 fighter, the Russian MoD announced on 27 September (Russian MoD)

The ministry released a video of the flight of the Sukhoi UAV, which lasted more than 30 minutes and was conducted in autonomous mode from an MoD test airfield.

During the flight, the UAV interacted with the Su-57 to test extending the fighter's radar and target designation range for long-range air-launched weapons outside enemy air defence coverage, the MoD reported.

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