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New "Xianglong" Strategic Drone exposed in Chengdu

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by aimarraul, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. aimarraul

    aimarraul 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    New "Xianglong" Strategic Drone exposed in Chengdu

    2011-06-30 (China Military News cited from China-defense-mashup) -- According to some westerm resources, the Chengdu Xianglong UAV has completed its high-speed taxing test in October 2008. However recently a new exposed drone tells us that China is expanding its UAV family rapidly. In the Chinese Internet picture, this new unmanned aircraft has a diamond-shape wing structure. In 2006 Zhuhai Aie Show, China once displayed one similar model, which also called as "Xianglong". This situation also perhaps means that there is a drastic competition on the Project of high-altitude, long-duration UAV for China's strategic reconnaissance.

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    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    The function of this UAV is Reconnaissance and surveillance, Damage assessment (?), intelligence and information relay. So it is not an attack UAV. It seems really big and heavy (7000kg and 650kg payload) for given function.
     
  3. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    looks like the chinese defence industry is maturing fast.
     
  4. xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx

    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    What sorts of Wing is that...Does it have any effect on Aerodynamics of the plane...
     
  5. satya

    satya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    looks very weired :confused:
     
  6. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    One can guess it increases the overall lift surface, allowing it to remain airborne for long time. It won't fly very fast but will have a long of endurance (I guess)
     
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    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Much bigger then any other Chinese drone.
    650kg mission load....

    looks like a Chinese global hawk.
     
  8. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Feels too heavy to be unarmed... well maybe they are trying to have more systems and avionics for better Reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence and information relay
    :)
     
  9. MAFIAN GOD

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    It does look alike Global Hawk from front.
     
  10. LORD of DEATH

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    do the chinese have a reliable indigenous jet engine..????? :what:
     
  11. Jungibaaz

    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    yes, they have WS-10A and WS-13/WS-13A.
    WS-10G, WS-15 and WS-18 within the works
     
  12. Mr.Ryu

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    Good for china, We need to develop the capability to counter it and rather denying it's presence or performance.

    But we are also in right track with our various UAV projects

    but in the image it shows RANGE 7000 KM :blink:? but what about endurance (No of hours it can stay in sky ?)
     
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  13. satya

    satya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    thats way too much i guess
     
  14. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    s really think they come 7000KM into India how will they go back the number is really stupid will they tell they have a 14000KM range then :laugh:
     
  15. LORD of DEATH

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    well i think WS-10 is not providing required performance thats why chinese ordered 123 AL-31s from russia recently and as far as WS-13 is considered it is still in trials with a FC-1......regards
     
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