Ministry of Defense publishes video of Okhotnik drone’s first flight

The Russian Ministry of Defense has published a Youtube video of the maiden flight of Russia’s new Okhotnik unmanned combat aerial vehicle on Wednesday, August 7.

The flight took place at 12 noon Moscow time on August 3 and lasted for 20 minutes. The UCAV flew around the airfield several times at the height of 600 m and successfully landed. A source in the defense and industrial complex said earlier that the Okhotnik will perform several more flights with increased complexity by the end of the year.

The Sukhoi Okhotnik is a stealth UCAV. The craft’s design is based on the flying-wing scheme and it weights about 20 tons.  

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