WATCH: Additional footage of Russia's new stealth hunter-killer drone
The Russian defense ministry has released additional footage of the first-flight trials of the country’s new stealth hunter-killer drone after a brief release of footage over a week ago.
The new generation drone, designated Okhotnik S-70, is capable of a full reconnaissance-attack role, with the ability to operate equipment related to signals intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic intelligence (ELINT) gathering as well as traditional camera information gathering systems.
In addition to this, the hunter-killer drone is reportedly able to carry offensive weaponry, namely precision weaponry and is expected to operate in tandem with Russia’s new Su-57 stealth fighter during future strike missions.
According to Russian military reports, the stealth aspect of the drone is achieved through the use of a radar-wave absorbent coating.