The deadline for completing the creation of the second prototype of the Okhotnik strike UAV is reported. Recall that the first aircraft of this type is already being tested, including in conjunction with the fifth generation Su-57 fighter.
As the RIA News with reference to sources, the second built copy of the heavy attack Russian drone will differ from the first version. Moreover, these differences are called serious. In particular, it was noted that the second car will differ from the experimental first version in the first place in that it is a pre-production car, created taking into account the tests of the first model of the "Hunter". The car will be structurally different from its predecessor.
It is indicated that the second sample of the S-70 "Okhotnik" being created in Novosibirsk (at the V.P. Chkalov aircraft plant) will take to the air by the end of 2021. And its assembly is planned to be completed in August, after which the test stages will begin, including checking the operation of the engines and jogging along the runway of the airfield.
Earlier it was reported that the strike UAV "Okhotnik" may eventually acquire a flat nozzle. However, at the moment, there is no information about the introduction of such technology into the second prototype of the 20-ton Russian drone. We will remind that earlier it was also said about the intentions to turn the UAV "Okhotnik" into an unmanned interceptor, armed with missiles of the "air-to-air" class.