New photos of Chinese Soaring Dragon High Altitude Long Endurance drone emerge

New images of China’s Xianglong or Soaring Dragon unmanned aerial drone were released on the Chinese internet.

Showing the drone from both sides and from the rear, the photos would be the newest of the top secret project.

Although the images are dated Jan. 13 that could be the date the photos were first uploaded to the various defense forums and websites. Still, they show an aircraft that seems flight ready although there are no reports of it having made its first flight which was thought to have been planned for 2009.

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Image credit: Chinese Internet

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