Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

China’s ‘Sharp Sword’ stealth UCAV to make first flight one year later

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by layman, Sep 9, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    11,024
    Likes Received:
    3,042
    Country Flag:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    Recently the video about the taxiing test of China’s â€Sharp Sword†attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was exposed.

    Media said that China’s â€Sharp Sword†stealth attack UAV proof test has already begun and the frequent land taxiing tests indicate

    The preparatory work for the first flight is underway. In an interview with CCTV reporter,military expert Du Wenlong revealed that China’s first stealth UAV will make the first flight after one year and it is in good technical conditions at the present time.

    Du Wenlong said that the completion of a fighter shall undergo three stages, including the manufacture of the whole aircraft, the land

    taxiing, the first flight and subsequent flight test.Judging from the present situation,â€Sharp Sword†has entered into the second stage.

    It is still one year left before the first flight.



    If the UAV succeeds in the first flight and is used for the army, it makes the Chinese AirForce own a dedicated UAV, Du said. The previous fighter means a combination ofaircraft and pilot, but the pilot will possibly stand apart from aircraft in the future, henceits combat ability will have a new growth space in comparison with the manned aircraft.

    For example, in many highrisk areas, the load for life support system can be cast off,and the combat ability can be significantly

    heightened. China aviation industry has made great progress in the manufacture of stealth fighter. Besides the existing J-20, J-31, inthe field of the stealth UAV, it is another tremendous space for improvement. In addition, the auto-control engineering has also developed rapidly. Without the BDS, an aircraft cannot fly far even if it only has the GPS.

    Therefore, with the advanced manufacturing technology, autocontrol technology and macroscopic physical environment, what we see now is not only â€Sharp Swordâ€, but the improvement of the whole aviation industry environment.

    On the question whether â€Sharp Sword†can be equipped on the aircraft carrier as carrier-based aircraft, Du Wenlong said,

    after refitting the UAV will probably make flight tests on aircraft carrier or participate in a combat in the future.

    In particular, judging from the basic development tendency of carrier-borne aircraft, the manned stealth fighter is usually used together with the UAV, because in the whole maritime combat environment, the aircraft carrier’s

    space is the most precious. The smaller UAV indicates that the aircraft carrier can accommodate more fighters,

    which can greatly increase the quantity of fighters and enhance the scale of battle.

    Due to the future complicated maritime combat environment, in the sea-to-land attackaction, if we know nothing about the enemy’s aerial defense system, without UAV, theattack and defense capability will be influenced. Even if we succeed in attacking, we maypay a high cost. If a lot of manned fighters are shot off by the enemy, the attack actionwill suffer great losses. The combination of the manned fighter and UAV is a perfectcombination which makes each give full play to its advantages. In the future, theChinese aircraft carrier is also expecting for this new type of UAV.

    More Info
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    10,153
    Likes Received:
    4,154
    Country Flag:
    India
    why don't any asian nation use HD cameras to click the pictures.
     
  3. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    15,346
    Likes Received:
    2,380
    Country Flag:
    United States
    UCAVs are not such complicated technology, any country should be able to build one. The only question is how well are they going to work.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page