Revealed the targets of the slave Su-57
The S-70 Okhotnik heavy attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will engage ground and air targets as part of network-centric interaction with the lead aircraft, the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter, TASS reports, citing the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).
The company revealed that they are studying various concepts for the use of UAVs and fighters. “When used together, unmanned aerial vehicles will solve a full range of tasks, working on air and ground targets under the command of the leading manned vehicle within the framework of network-centric interaction,” said the UAC.
In March, RIA Novosti sources reported that the first and second prototypes of the S-70 Okhotnik heavy attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which are the wingmen of the Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighter, will differ significantly. One of the interlocutors, in particular, explained that the first aircraft is more an experimental product, while the second is an experimental pre-production device.
In February, Izvestia, citing sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, reported that the military department plans to create one for two or three squadrons of Su-57 fighters with their wingmen – the S-70 Okhotnik UAV.