that would work out to 8.25B RMB in 4 years or about $1.2B. If we use $5 million by WingLoong including purchasing cost and after service support, that would be 240 wingLoong. A few of these are probably for export market, but I would imagine a minimum of 30 a year for PLA seems reasonableThe IPO prospectus of AVIC (Chengdu) UAS Co., Ltd. in 2022 provides some sales information
sales of wing loong series drones
2.92 billion RMB in 2018
1.82 billion RMB in 2019
1.54 billion RMB in 2020
1.97 billion RMB at the end of September 2021
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According to Cheng Cheng, project leader of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics:
The high-performance aviation tube(?) 3D digital integrated molding solution has been applied to (the developmental work of) six advanced aircraft, including J-35, a certain type of high-tier UAV, J-16, J-15, J-20, and J-10 series fighters.
Post moved from PLAAF Breaking News Thread.
From the same meeting/seminar a few days ago where they talked about the major progress on WS-10C, WS-15, WS-19 and 5th-gen low-bypass turbofan engines:
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Original text from @鹰眼军事's post on Weibo:
Does anyone know what the "certain type of high-tier UAV" posted in the Chengdu's row in the presentation is? Is it a loyal wingman UCAV project of some sort by Chengdu?
And they blurred it too!LMAO they used the wall climber photo for J-35.