[Video] China’s first Weaponized Stealth Drone makes maiden flight

On Nov. 21, at 1.00PM LT, Lijian (“sharp sword”), China’s first weaponized stealth drone successfully completed its maiden flight from Hongdu.

The UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) flew for 20 minutes: a short test flight that marked China’s third indigenous stealth aircraft in three years, which follows the J-20 Mighty Dragon and J-31 Falcon Eagle stealth fighter jets.

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