…or if you prefer – Полетная палуба в пятницу – российский Выпуск
Today’s edition will actually be a couple of installments, all stemming from news out o f MAKS 2007, the Russian Air Show and Trade Fair underway outside of Moscow this week. First item up – MiG’s UCAV, just revealed yesterday:
Video of the UCAV and flight demos from MAKS 2007 below the fold…
Here is the accompanying press release from Tass:
ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), August 23 (Itar-Tass) – The MiG corporation presented at the aerospace show MAKS’ 2007 a programme of developing a Skat assault aircraft.
A full-size model of it was shown to reporters on Thursday in the grounds of the MiG flight test base.
The corporation’s senior executives said Skat is intended for strikes on reconnoitered targets of the air defense system, aircraft and ships.
The Skat aircraft is a “flying wing” triangle equipped with antiship and antiradar missiles X-31A and X-31P, and with missiles with television guidance.
A flying laboratory-demonstrator is to be built for elaborating the assault aircraft technology in manned and unmanned modes.
The chief of the Mikoyan Engineering Center, Vladimir Barkovsky, said the further development of the assault aircraft could prove an international project if other countries showed interest in it.
The UCAV-ski does have a kind of, familiar look to it, eh? Of course, they aren’t the only ones apparently liberally borrowing:
China’s "Dark Sword" UAV
Logiduc UCAV (France) unveiled at 2003 Paris Airshow (more here)
Up next Plane P0яn: