Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone

At this year’s MAKS airshow, which took place in August near Moscow, Drew talked to the first deputy chief executive officer of the electronic systems producer KRET, Vladimir Mikheev, about a drone model on display at the event. Mikheyev revealed that there was more to the miniature than would meet the eye.

Surprisingly, rather than just being a mere marketing tool to attract future customers, the displayed model is allegedly based on an actual prototype of a new combat drone equipped with deeply-integrated electronic warfare systems developed by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), according to Mikheev.

Furthermore, Mikheev notes that his company, Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) is a subcontractor for this project working on the drone’s communications systems, its radar, as well as its electronic warfare and self-protection systems, in addition to providing the UAVs ground control station. According to globalflight.com:

Mikheev also indicates that this new “F-35 killer” drone is similar to the People’s Liberation Army’s Project 973 or Shen Diao (“Divine Eagle”) prototype, one of the world’s largest twin fuselage UAVs.

The Chinese Divine Eagle UAV is designed to carry multiple Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, of the AMTI, SAR and GMTI varieties as well as Airborne Moving Target Indicators (AMTI) that are used to rack [sic] fighter jets and cruise missiles.

Full article: Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone (The Diplomat)

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