Chinese UAV & UCAV development

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    It's apparently intended for law-enforcement and anti-terrorism roles. Basically it drops air-burst bombs.

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    So much for the narrative that Chinese weapon is unproven on the battle field and only good for parade
    via LKJ86

    China's homemade Wing Loong drones hit battlefield targets with 90 percent accuracy
    By Liu Xuanzun Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/1 16:36:57
    Source:http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1144211.shtml
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    Chinese UAV Wing Loong II is seen on the static display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 20, 2017. Photo: CFP

    China's domestically developed, made-for-export Wing Loong series of drones have fired more than 3,000 rounds of live munitions with an overall accuracy higher than 90 percent, media reported, which analysts called on Monday a demonstration of the Chinese drone's reliability.

    The munitions hit both stationary and moving battlefield targets, China Central Television (CCTV) reported last week.

    "Higher than 90 percent should be considered very high accuracy and it is absolutely no coincidence when you have 3,000 samples, especially on real battlefields, not just training grounds," a Beijing-based military expert who asked not to be named told the Global Times on Monday.

    As export products, the operators of the drones are likely from a variety of countries, indicating Wing Loong is not difficult to operate and very reliable, the expert said, noting that the Chinese side must have provided detailed training.

    Developed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Wing Loong is an armed reconnaissance drone capable of delivering precision strikes via air-to-ground missiles, often likened to the US' MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones.

    The CCTV report also highlighted a case where a foreign client mishandled the drone and lost contact with it. Just as the operators lost hope and were about to search for the drone's wreckage, it appeared over the airfield and landed successfully, thanks to an automatic return-to-base function that was triggered when the control station could not be reached, according to the report.

    On modern battlefields, electromagnetic environments could be very complicated and the communication with a drone could be jammed, the anonymous expert said, noting that the automatic return-to-base function can greatly increase the survivability of the drone.

    The expert also pointed out that in this case operators could not even detect their own Wing Loong on radar, demonstrating the Chinese drone's high anti-detection capability.

    As of December 2018, 100 Wing Loong series drones were delivered for export, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
     
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    Found another video of it. The name of the UAV is blowfish, and the maker is ZIYAN UAV
     
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    And according to their official weibo they have already signed deals with Malaysia which includes tech transfer
     
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    I'm not sure that anyone will be interested in this, but still ... I created a nice 3D model of CASC Rainbow CH-7.

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    The full set of renders and the ability to twist in 3D can be found here - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/mqvRK1
     
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    Damn! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    OT: I hope you don't mind me asking, what software do you use and how long does it take an artwork like that?
     
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    I hope I will forgive this offtopic :). I work in 3DS Max. It takes several hours to do this kind of work, I mean modeling. But mostly the difficulty lies in finding images of the object. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to prepare and place textures for a model.
     
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    Wing Loong II at LIMA.

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