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"Make the drone fully autonomous": the report of the Russian TV about the UAV "Okhotnik" aroused interest abroad

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"Make the drone fully autonomous": the report of the Russian TV about the UAV "Okhotnik" aroused interest abroad

In foreign countries, the report of the journalists of the TV channel "Russia 1" about the newest Russian attack drone "Okhotnik" aroused great interest. The film crew of this TC was the first group of reporters who were allowed by the Ministry of Defense to film not only the drone itself, but also the control center.


In the report, the name of the chief designer of the UAV "Okhotnik" was named. This is Sergei Bibikov, who works for the Sukhoi company. He appeared in the frame and told reporters about some of the features of the drone.

In particular, "Okhotnik" became the first drone in Russia, created using "stealth" technology. Its body is made of, as noted by Alexander Rogatkin, of a unique composite material.

The Western blogosphere complained that in the report on Russian TV did not specify which specific composite was being discussed. Apparently, they were going to get all the information right away ...



The report of "Russia 1" also told about the management of "Okhotnik". At this stage, this control is entrusted to the most experienced test pilot Hero of Russia Yevgeny Frolov, who uses special joysticks to control the combat vehicle, tracking the flight mode and parameters of the UAV on several monitors.

Evgeny Frolov:

There are manual controls here, which, in principle, correspond to the manned vehicle. In the future, this device will be purely automatic. Most likely, there will be no such governing bodies.

Western experts note that the main goal at the moment has become clear from the reportage - to make the Okhotnik drone completely autonomous.


Also, interest among foreign experts was aroused by the fact that Russia was able to create the UAV "Okhotnik" in an extremely short time. According to the designer, we are talking about a period of 3 years, which is really unprecedentedly small for this type of equipment.

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  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 22 February 2021 09: 05
    +5
    Ground control is understandable.
    The offline mode according to the program is also understandable.
    But the mode of following / interacting with the leading Su-57 (or with a different board) is a novelty. Moreover, the Su-57 is single, which means that the pilot cannot pay much attention to controlling the drone.
    This means that the drone must independently track and repeat the maneuvers of the leader, as well as attack or catch a rocket on command.
    1. prior
      prior 22 February 2021 09: 26
      +4
      I suppose that the SU-57 has a control unit that, regardless of the pilot, issues flight control commands to the drone - "do as I do", taking into account the location in the formation.
      And the commands for weapons are given by the pilot.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 22 February 2021 09: 40
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        Quote: prior
        I suppose that the SU-57 has a control unit that, regardless of the pilot, issues flight control commands to the drone - "do as I do", taking into account the location in the formation.
        And the commands for weapons are given by the pilot.

        I agree, but the drone must somehow track the position of the leader in space.
        Maintain a distance during sharp maneuvers.
        1. prior
          prior 22 February 2021 09: 45
          +1
          It is not the drone that tracks the master, but the master gives the drone the necessary signals - speed, direction, altitude, and the drone simply withstands them. This is quite simple.
          Possibly there is also feedback and a corresponding error correction. Digitally, it's not difficult.
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 22 February 2021 09: 49
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            Quote: prior
            Possibly there is also a feedback and a corresponding error correction.

            Must be required.
            But the distance should be determined not by the communication channel, but by your own means of the drone and the leader.
            So there must be some kind of locator, but something serious from the side and from the back is not visible, again, as with "stealth" to be if the radar is on.
      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 22 February 2021 09: 48
        -4
        Quote: prior
        I suppose that the SU-57 has a control unit that, regardless of the pilot, issues flight control commands to the drone - "do as I do", taking into account the location in the formation.
        And the commands for weapons are given by the pilot.

        Any "negotiations" between the master and the slave completely unmask the tandem in terms of "invisibility" And secondly, there can be no talk of any control of one pilot of his own and another UAV in battle. The pilot is just a man. Not "Julius Caesar" Try to ride auto and also operate a radio-controlled machine.
        So we will look at the further development of this technique in their bundle, because they alone can do this one thing, but their declared work in a bundle is completely different.
        1. prior
          prior 22 February 2021 10: 01
          +1
          In the pilot version, the place in the ranks is supported visually, why the automation cannot do this with the help of optics, because unmanned vehicles somehow react to the situation.
          And the pilot can easily execute the command "launch" from the drone's weapon. The situation is very similar to the distribution of targets between the MIG-31 interceptor link.
          It looks like we're discussing something we don't know exactly.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 February 2021 09: 08
    +2
    The main thing is that things have gone well, and then we will surprise opponents in the ascending order. At first they will yell about cartoons, then they will get used to the idea that they can get their foreheads too.
  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 22 February 2021 09: 21
    -2
    interest among foreign experts was aroused by the fact that Russia was able to create the “Okhotnik” UAV in an extremely short time. According to the designer, we are talking about a period of 3 years

    yes, like a bum, the device has not yet been created.
    Only a prototype was made.
    So how many times it will take another 3 years, we do not know.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 22 February 2021 10: 51
      +3
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      yes, like a bum, the device has not yet been created.

      Yes, we have nothing created, nothing, and in general, everything is gone! negative You were shown a flying machine undergoing testing, but, as always, you need to whine and spit on everything.
      1. jaroff
        jaroff 22 February 2021 10: 54
        +3
        I will correct. Not a prototype, but a demonstrator
      2. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 22 February 2021 11: 01
        +1
        Quote: Piramidon
        You were shown a flying machine undergoing testing, but, as always, you need to whine and spit on everything.

        Where and where did I spit?
        And the tests can last for years and years. The more complex the system and the more new components it contains, the usually longer these tests and the more alterations and improvements.
        So a lot of time will pass from a prototype to a full-fledged device, and no one, neither the designer, nor, especially we, know how much. For we do not know the future.
    2. Snail N9
      Snail N9 22 February 2021 10: 54
      -7
      "Stealth" without a flat nozzle is not "stealth".
      1. El Chuvachino
        El Chuvachino 25 February 2021 21: 22
        +1
        It's time to admit that the F-35 is not "stealth".
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 February 2021 09: 24
    0
    Yeah, accidentally see "burned" - it does not exist in one copy! !! good And, three more pieces are being built, with a flat nozzle, a more flattened fuselage, more PN! And, in general, for its joint flight with the Su57, it is necessary to create a pair of Su57 two-seaters, so that the C70 operator would sit in second place, and the fighter pilot would take up purely his duties! It is easier to control from the plane when you have such a view from the flight altitude, and the delays in making a decision, as well as the return of a particular command, are much less than when flying from the ground. And, ideally, the C70 should have an analogue of AND, for independent decision-making, and self-control in flight.
  7. askort154
    askort154 22 February 2021 09: 41
    -4
    Evgeny Frolov:
    There are manual controls here, which, in principle, correspond to the manned vehicle. In the future, this device will be purely in the machine. There are already such controls, withmost likely it won't.

    Most likely it won't be ......? The test pilot's uncertainty is straining that the Hunter will be a 100% autonomous UAV. So it is still very "raw".
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 22 February 2021 09: 58
      +4
      Quote: askort154
      Most likely it won't be ......? Strains the test pilot's uncertainty

      So a test pilot - to test and report on the progress and results of tests. Therefore, by definition, he cannot say anything beyond assumptions. That is what designers and customers are for
      1. askort154
        askort154 22 February 2021 10: 22
        -1
        Volodin ...... Therefore, by definition, he cannot say anything further than assumptions. That's what designers and customers are for

        Alexey, test pilot, is a "living" link between the designer and the product. All mistakes of the designer are revealed first - the test pilot. a true constructor, always using the pilot's notes. And the test pilot perfectly knows the technical and design features
        product that he is testing. hi
    2. vfwfr
      vfwfr 22 February 2021 10: 03
      +2
      The Yankees, they are all tame .. so what? no one says that they are raw ...
  8. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev 22 February 2021 10: 18
    +2
    With self-positioning capability and AI, it would be a good "killer thing". Living pilots will essentially become "shepherds". "
  9. Prax1
    Prax1 22 February 2021 10: 30
    -2
    The nozzle needs to be changed, and that's really good. There is also a radar on it
  10. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 22 February 2021 10: 44
    -5
    Well, this is "Russia-1" - they will talk about their own orbital station IN THE FUTURE, about the base on the moon, about the fact that "Nuclon" is already under construction and, of course, that there is growth and development in all respects .. it’s ridiculous to actually perceive an almost black-eyed sample of agitprop as a source of worthwhile information. The fact that a certain "directive" freedom will be allowed for the device IN THE FUTURE is most likely, but I would be careful not to call it "autonomy", but the hypanuli could beautifully hyip this.
    1. andr327
      andr327 22 February 2021 11: 07
      -1
      The level of journalists, alas, is not so high, they did not publish so much nonsense, or they were told what to say.
  11. Ramadan
    Ramadan 22 February 2021 10: 45
    +2
    "The main goal at the moment is to make the Hunter drone fully autonomous." - I think this is the main thing in this article.
    Lack of communication with the "outside world" excludes the possibility of its interception, at least from electronic warfare means.
  12. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 23 February 2021 20: 01
    0
    What kind of composite are we talking about? Apparently, they were going to get all the information right away ...
    Some strange guys, can I give them the keys from where the money is?
    And if ours did, then this is no longer a bad thing, maybe that's why they are, in fact, also happy.
    Good luck to developers and designers! Experience the son of difficult mistakes!