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Russia flies MUM-T trial with Okhotnik UAV and Su-57 fighter

27 September 2019
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Russia has conducted a manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) test flight of its S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and Sukhoi Su-57 combat aircraft.

Russia announced on 27 September that it had conducted a manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) test flight of its S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) UAV and Sukhoi Su-57 combat aircraft. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation)Russia announced on 27 September that it had conducted a manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) test flight of its S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) UAV and Sukhoi Su-57 combat aircraft. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation)

The test flight, announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation on 27 September, took place out of an undisclosed Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) facility and lasted about 30 minutes.

As noted by the MoD, the Okhotnik UAV served as a ‘sensor-amplifier’ for the Su-57, flying out ahead of the manned aircraft and using its onboard sensors to feed information back to the pilot.

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