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Mikoyan Skat

Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)

Mikoyan Skat

Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Mikoyan Skat UAV has now evolved into an armed Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle project.
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ORIGIN: Russia
YEAR: 2015
MANUFACTURER(S): Mikoyan - Russia
PRODUCTION: 12
OPERATORS: Russia (probable)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Mikoyan Skat model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
LENGTH: 33.63 feet (10.25 meters)
WIDTH: 37.73 feet (11.5 meters)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 19,996 pounds (9,070 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Klimov RD-5000B engine of unknown thrust.
SPEED (MAX): 497 miles-per-hour (800 kilometers-per-hour; 432 knots)
RANGE: 1,243 miles (2,000 kilometers; 1,080 nautical miles)
CEILING: 39,370 feet (12,000 meters; 7.46 miles)




ARMAMENT



Precision guided munitions held in two internal weapons bays.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Skat - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Mikoyan Skat Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV).  Entry last updated on 7/6/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Mikoyan Skat is an in-development armed Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) with origins in a Russian Defense Ministry reconnaissance-minded Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The product was first unveiled at MAKS 2007 and has since evolved to fulfill a greater, growing need in the Russian Air Force - particularly in keeping pace with developments emerging from the West and China. As it stands, the Skat is to be armed with precision-guided munitions held internally, feature a tailless design and incorporate stealth features for airspace penetration.

The original unarmed Skat was ordered as an armed version in 2013.

The Skat UCAV is to be powered by a single RD-5000B series turbofan engine of approximately 11,200lbs thrust buried in the fuselage's center mass (the engine similar to that as used on the Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" fighter series). Avionics, fuel and other flight-critical components will also reside in this section. The vehicle's profile will feature a tailless approach which means no vertical tail surfaces will be used. The planform is reminiscent of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber of the United States Air Force with its saw-tooth trailing edges and arrowhead-like leading edge. The undercarriage will be appropriately retractable as the aircraft will stand on three wheeled legs (two main and one nose leg). The munitions payload will be housed in two separate bays outboard of centerline. The engine will be aspirated through a split-duct intake opening at the front of the aircraft. All physical features of the aircraft will reside above the wing to promote as flat a downward-facing shape as possible.

Performance specifics currently include a maximum speed of 500 miles per hour with a service ceiling up to 40,000 feet and an overall range out to 2,500 miles.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 500mph
Lo: 250mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (497mph).

    Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Mikoyan Skat's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
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