posted on Aug, 10 2020 @ 11:09 AM
a reply to: Forensick
The Ohotnik is clearly meant to be a strike aircraft. However, she could, potentially, carry missiles if the data links are good.
The Ohotnik is only 3 ft greater wingspan than the X-47B and appears to be about 3 ft shorter (roughly a meter for those outside the US). She's big,
but not giant. Its a flying wing rather than a cranked kite though.
She doesn't, yet, have all aspect stealth if she ever will. However, the Russians claim to not be sold on all aspect stealth. IMO, they don't have
the technical capability for VLO, except in handcrafted prototypes.
The primary difference between the Ohotnik and the other current Loyal Wingman UAVs is the design philosophy. The design philosophy of the Ohotnik is
the opposite of the American POV with the attritable drones. This is a 'high end' drone rather than a reusable weapon like the attrits like the Valk.