Russia's jet-powered drone Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik will be operational before the scheduled service date.
It was stated that the drone will begin armed trial flights for offensive missions in 2023 and will enter inventory in 2025. The Ministry of Defence has ordered the speed of the program for drones.
United Aircraft Corporation General Manager Yury Slyusar later announced that the drone will begin being delivered to the Russian Armed Forces in 2024. Okhotnik, who made his first flight in 2019, is said to have a maximum take-off weight of 20,000 kilograms.
With its shape and composite structure, it stands out compared to its S-70 counterparts.