New Chinese joined-wing UAV emerges

Nov 05 2013 - 7 Comments

It shows a similarity with the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk type of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) even if it seems much smaller than the High Altitude Long Endurange (HALE) kind of drone, suggesting it may be even smaller than a MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) remotely piloted aircraft.

And above all, it shows an interesting joined-wing similar to that of the Chengdu Soaring Dragon.

We are describing the latest Chinese drone, spotted and filmed at an unknown location.

Few months after first image of Lijian (“sharp sword”), China’s first weaponized stealth drone, appeared on the prolific Chinese Internet, a new prototype has emerged (even though it is not clear when footage was filmed).

Noteworthy, the drone has no yet been painted with the typical dark radar absorbing paint, even if it features the cockpit-like mark of  what could be the antennas upper bay (possibly made of a different material to avoid interference caused by RAM coating).

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