俄罗斯新式重型无人战斗机开始首飞(英文)

据俄罗斯Sputnik2019年8月3日报道,俄国防部称,正在研制的名为“猎人”的最先进重型无人战斗机成功地进行了首飞,但未透露任何有关试验场、无人机技术性能等信息。据有关消息,试验中,该机多次起飞,飞行高度600米,留空时间20分钟,实现了成功起降。该型无人机起飞重量达20―25吨,航程5000公里,超音速飞行,速度达每小时1400公里。该无人机模型曾在今天6月莫斯科举办的“2019陆军博览会”上亮相。据有关专家分析,该机属隐身无人战斗机,而且是采用了等离子体隐身技术。

Russia’s new heavy drone ‘Hunter’ performs maiden flight – Defense Ministry

The Russian state-of-the-art heavyweight combat drone ‘Hunter’ has successfully performed its maiden flight, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.

The flying-wing-type unmanned aircraft has hit the skies after taking off from one of the test airfields and stayed in the air for about 20 minutes, the ministry told the Russian media without revealing the exact location of the test flight.

It flew over the airfield several times at an altitude of 600 meters before making a successful landing.

The technical specifications of the brand new UAV still remain a secret, although some media reports suggest it boasts a takeoff weight of between 20 and 25 tons and an operational range of 5,000km while being allegedly able to operate at a supersonic speed of 1,400 km/h (870mph).

The ministry has not provided any photos or videos of the flight so far. A model of the drone was earlier exhibited at the ARMY-2019 expo held in the Moscow region in late June.