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Higher efficiency at the cost of thrust. It seems to indicate optimisation for long duration, level flight.

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Okhotnik UAV first flight  

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   From TV news report about Russian UAVs - S-70 "Hunter". Currently is being piloted by human using manual controls, in future will be changed to automatic flight system. Already capable of receiving targeting data from Su-57 and engaging them, according to test pilot.

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   Size of this UAV compared to human.

 

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   Sergei Bibikov - cheif designer of S-70

 

   That one is interesting - Orion UAV in strike modification with about 30-40 real combat missions. Stars show number of flights with "B" (Б) meaning combat (strike) flight and "R" (Р) is recon. I also saw one with "P" (П), video didn't explained it. Patrol, maybe?

   There was also videos of real strikes, but few of them and they were hard to see. One thing i noticed was use of retro iron bomb in one of the videos, lol.

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   Some sort of ATGM.

 

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   Another configuration of weapons.

 

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   Pic of interface, for future spotting footage from Orion.

 

   Screengrabs from video in this article:

https://www.vesti.ru/article/2527042

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   Altius (6 tons, almost 30 meters wingspan) UAV  - MoD signed a contract for this bird. Can fly for 2 days, can reach 14 km altitude

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   More on Orion:

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   Some sort of guided bomb, maybe KAB-50?

 

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   In Syria, observation of target through clouds.

 

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   lol

 

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   Thermal imager on Orion

 

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   ATGM that looks like Kornet.

 

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   Kalashnikov concern designed KYB suicide drone going to finish trails this year.

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   State tests of the KYB combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by ZALA Aero (part of the Kalashnikov group of companies of the Rostec state corporation) will be completed in 2021. This was reported to TASS during the IDEX-2021 international arms exhibition in the Kalashnikov press service.

 

   “KYB was shown in the UAE two years ago, during this time preliminary tests were completed, letter O was assigned. This year it is planned to complete state tests,” the press service informed.

 

   As noted in Kalashnikov, an export-oriented modification of the UAV, designated KYB-E, is under development. "This work is also planned to be completed this year," the press service said.

 

   The new strike UAV is already showing interest in the world arms market. “There is interest in the product from the countries of the Middle East, but before the export version of KYB appears, it’s premature to talk about negotiations,” the Kalashnikov officials noted.

   Combat UAV of "kamikaze" type KYB was first presented at the international arms exhibition IDEX-2019.

 

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