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June 05, 2020

How Much Does It Cost To Insure A Russian-Made Stealth Drone?

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Forbes

Journalist David Axe

The Russian defense ministry has insured its new stealth drone and its control station for 1.4 billion rubles. That’s $20 million. And it’s probably worth every ruble.

The S-70 Hunter-B, a jet-powered flying-wing drone, perhaps is the most significant new warplane to emerge in Russia since the Su-57 stealth fighter that first flew in 2010 and now is in low-rate production.

The Hunter-B first appeared in January 2019 on the ground at an airfield in Novosibirsk in southern Russia. It flew for the first time on Aug. 3, 2019.

Read the full article and more in Forbes.


  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...