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Russian Naval Aviation set to receive new unmanned aerial vehicles.

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According to information published by RG on January 10, 2024, the Russian Naval Aviation is set to be reinforced with strike drones, as part of its expanding unmanned aerial capabilities.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inokhodets. (Picture source: Shnyagi)

Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, highlighted the special focus on drone development within the Navy's current strategic framework.


The Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik-B, or 'Hunter-B', is a cutting-edge unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed jointly by Sukhoi and Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG. This sixth-generation aircraft project incorporates design elements from the Mikoyan Skat and leverages technologies from the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet.

The Okhotnik-B is designed with a flying-wing scheme, featuring composite materials and stealth coatings to reduce detectability. It boasts a substantial 20-ton weight and a wingspan of approximately 65 feet (20 meters).

Powered by either a single AL-31F turbofan or the advanced AL-41F derivative, the Okhotnik-B can reach speeds up to 1,000 km/h with its payload carried internally. Notably, this drone is intended to function as a 'loyal wingman' to the Su-57 jets, similar to the USAF's Skyborg programme. Despite its prototype having a conventional exhaust nozzle, future upgrades are expected to enhance its stealth capabilities.


The Inokhodets-RU, or Sirius, represents an upgraded variant of the Orion drone, distinguished by its twin-engine design. This medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) attack UAV has impressive specifications: a wingspan of 30 meters, a length of 9 meters, a height of 3.3 meters, and a maximum combat load of 450kg.

It can cruise at a speed of 295 km/h, reach a maximum altitude of 12,000 meters, and has an endurance of 40 hours. Unveiled as a full-size mock-up at the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Exposition, the Sirius is a 5-tonne drone that has undergone joint tests with piloted aircraft as of August 2022. Its first flight occurred in 2023, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of Russian UAV capabilities.

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