Russian army will acquire several “Hunter” heavy UAVs

Beijing, Oct. 9 “Reference News” published an article on the website of Russia’s “news” on October 9, “the hunter shows up: the military will obtain heavy unmanned fighters”. The article is summarized as follows: < / P > < p > < p > according to the documents obtained by the news, the factories concerned will receive the complete set of composite components required for the assembly of an S-70 body in the fourth quarter of this year, and another two sets of such parts will be obtained in the first half of 2021. According to the new national contract, Russia will manufacture three S-70 UAVs. Military industry sources said that the contract was signed by the Russian Ministry of defense at the end of last year after the completion of scientific research on the “Hunter” project with Sukhoi company. The source said that the appearance of the three s-70s is expected to be different from that of the prototype in order to reduce the radar cross-sectional area. One of them will remain on the ground for life testing and the other two will be used for flight missions. In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in early August, Yuri slysulysari, President of Russia’s United aircraft manufacturing company, said that the Ministry of defense asked the company to speed up the progress as much as possible so as to deliver the latest S-70 UAVs to the army from 2024. It is estimated that the cost of S-70 will be reduced to about 1 billion rubles after the production. < / P > < p > the S-70 can not only carry multiple long-range air-to-air missiles, but also mount heavy bombs and cruise missiles used to attack ground targets. Experts say the UAV is designed to break through a strong air defense system and strike at enemy strategic targets under high-intensity conflict conditions. < / P > < p > S-70 is the largest UAV developed in Russia. It weighs up to 20 tons, adopts flying wing layout, and uses a lot of composite materials on board to reduce the structure weight and radar cross-section area. It has a payload of 6 tons and a radar cross section less than su-57. In addition to Russia, only the United States and China are currently developing such UAVs.