China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast an image from a distance of what was identified as the “Sky Hawk,” high-altitude, long-range and high-speed drone powered by a turbofan engine, a first for China’s impressive range of military unmanned vehicles.
Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), the Sky Hawk conducted a test flight at an undisclosed location in China, the CCTV report said. The video showed the drone taking off and landing, marking the first time that the aircraft has been publicly seen in flight, various state-owned media reported.
Featuring a "flying wing" aerodynamic design, the Sky Hawk is capable of conducting reconnaissance and patrol missions in hostile environments, the CCTV reported.
Another Chinese stealth drone with a "flying wing" design, the CH-7, also developed by ASIC, was on display at the air show. Its 22-meter wingspan makes it significantly larger than the Sky Hawk, providing another choice for domestic and international users.
Addition of the two jet-powered, stealth drones will significantly add to China’s arsenal of attack and reconnaissance drones. Earlier reports said that the CH-7 is intended for use abroad aircraft carriers in both attack and reconnaissance roles.
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed exporting the 100th domestically-developed Wing Loong Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The state-run manufacturer started to export the Wing Loong series in 2010
Chinese Wing Loong I-D Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) sporting a brand new fuselage, has successfully completed its maiden flight on Sunday. The Wing Loong I-D took to the sky from an airport in western China on Sunday afternoon
A prototype of the Chinese Caihong-7 (CH-7) or Rainbow 7 advanced stealth drone will be unveiled in the Zhuhai Airshow starting on Tuesday, said Global Times in a report on Monday. Made by the Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the CH-7 is said to be the latest and the most technologically advanced drone in Chinas arsenal
The Chinese Academy of Aerospace and Aerodynamics (CAAA) on Wednesday revealed the CH-10 tilt-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will be featured at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai next week. The CH-10 is a new unmanned aerial vehicle integrating helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft technology, Global Times reported quoting a CAAA statement
China has successfully completed testing of the S-400 air defence system after intercepting an airborne target by a missile fired from the system it acquired from Russia. The test-firing conducted last December was the second such test
China has completed design and development stage of its home-grown turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine system and has entered the aircraft-engine integration test phase. An article published by the WeChat account of Chengdu Aircraft Research and Design Institute, a design facility of the Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Co, last Thursday said the TBCC engine flight test project is led by the institute's chief architect Wang Haifeng, who also led key national defense projects, such as the development of the J-20 and J-10 fighter jets,
China is considering setting up new overseas military bases to provide logistical support to Chinese units operating overseas, a senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) strategist said Thursday. “It is possible for China to build new overseas support facilities depending on two factors- the new base should help China better fulfil missions given by the United Nations; Second, it depends on the approval of the nation where the new base will be located,”
The People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) in the Tibet Military Command has been equipped with a new PLC-181 155mm cannon vehicle-mounted howitzer. The PLAGF stationed in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has received the new vehicle-mounted howitzer,
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