Chinese UAV & UCAV development


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Jeremy Binnie, London - Jane's Defence Weekly
04 June 2019

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has put its Chinese-made armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) up for sale, indicating its disappointment with their performance.


The RJAF is looking to sell its CH-4B UAVs a little over a year after it unveiled the type at the SOFEX show held in May 2018. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)

In a notice posted on its website on 3 June, the RJAF said it was looking to sell six CH-4B UAVs, a type made by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The RJAF acquired the type in 2016 along with AR-1 laser-guided missiles and FT-9 guided bombs. The Jordanian aircraft are capable of operating beyond line of sight as they are fitted with satellite communications equipment.

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Jeremy Binnie, London - Jane's Defence Weekly
04 June 2019

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has put its Chinese-made armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) up for sale, indicating its disappointment with their performance.


The RJAF is looking to sell its CH-4B UAVs a little over a year after it unveiled the type at the SOFEX show held in May 2018. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)

In a notice posted on its website on 3 June, the RJAF said it was looking to sell six CH-4B UAVs, a type made by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The RJAF acquired the type in 2016 along with AR-1 laser-guided missiles and FT-9 guided bombs. The Jordanian aircraft are capable of operating beyond line of sight as they are fitted with satellite communications equipment.

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This is interesting. I wonder what issue Jordan has with the drones. Other customers like the Saudis, Egyptians, and Iraqis appear happy with Chinese drones.
 

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Jeremy Binnie, London - Jane's Defence Weekly
04 June 2019

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has put its Chinese-made armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) up for sale, indicating its disappointment with their performance.


The RJAF is looking to sell its CH-4B UAVs a little over a year after it unveiled the type at the SOFEX show held in May 2018. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)

In a notice posted on its website on 3 June, the RJAF said it was looking to sell six CH-4B UAVs, a type made by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The RJAF acquired the type in 2016 along with AR-1 laser-guided missiles and FT-9 guided bombs. The Jordanian aircraft are capable of operating beyond line of sight as they are fitted with satellite communications equipment.

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Hmmm... I’m not sure the interpretation of the selling is that they dislike them... How would you convince your potential buyers when you dislike it yourself?

They’ve only had them for a year. I’m sure the Chinese offer after sale services and the planes would be under some kind of warranty. If any issue comes up, they can call the Chinese tech to come down and take care of it.

Even if they are extremely disappointed. They can ask the Chinese to take them back and refund them the money (or at least a big portion of the cost). I’m sure the Chinese would be happy to do that, instead of letting the Jordanians sell them openly and letting everyone know that there is something wrong with the planes. That might be the last thing the Chinese want, bad publicity.
 

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other aircraft as well.

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talks about various users' alleged opinions of their Chinese drones and provides some interesting speculation about Jordan's situation.
 

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So much for the superiority of american tech. Russian and Chinese engineer should rush to get the mother lode of intelligence
Yemeni air defenses down yet another US-made Saudi attack drone(MQ-9 Reaper)


Yemen has successfully targeted an attack drone belonging to Saudi Arabia, as the country continues to develop a deterrence against Riyadh's continued drone raids and surveillance flights over cities and civilian targets.

The Yemeni Army and Popular Committees downed the drone on Thursday afternoon in al-Jabaliyah in the country's west coast.

A source in the Air Defense unit told the al-Masirah news network that the drone was a US-made MQ-9 Reaper.

The Saudi air force launched a series of airstrikes on the wreckage of the drone to destroy it before it fell to the hands of the Yemeni fighters, the source added.

Yemeni forces seem to have developed a sophisticated air defense network to fight off Riyadh's drone raids.

They downed an MQ-1 Predator last month, another US-made drone, using a surface-to-air missile.


The wreckage of a US-made Saudi-operated drone downed over Yemen in 2017 (file photo)
The media bureau of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement announced in April that Yemeni air defense forces and their allies had shot down a Chinese-built medium-altitude and long-endurance Wing Loong drone with a surface-to-air missile.

Yemen's air defenses also downed three more Saudi spy drones of unspecified models in various parts of the country.

In late March, Yemeni soldiers and fighters from Popular Committees intercepted and shot down another MQ-1 drone in the Hamdan district of Sana’a province.

The development comes as Yemeni fighters have achieved great strides in developing domestic attack drones and using them to orchestrate devastating retaliatory attacks on oil facilities and other vital Saudi targets.

Last month, the Houthi movement said about 300 critical targets in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as in Yemen were in its crosshairs.

The warning came after the Yemeni army launched retaliatory drone attacks on a major oil pumping station deep inside Saudi Arabia, forcing state crude giant Aramco to temporarily shut down the pipeline.

The ability to shoot down enemy drones and conduct drone offensives is the latest game-changing development in a years-long war by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies -- mainly the UAE.

The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.




 

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Are we going to pretend we don't know what the Jordan thing is about, guys? It's crystal clear they want US drones (probably at a steep discount, as Trump would say "they're doing very badly") so they're - probably at America's behest - pooh-poohing the competition. Maybe it isn't even that, maybe they were just told to get rid of the Chinese equipment if they want the aid to continue.

So much for the superiority of american tech. Russian and Chinese engineer should rush to get the mother lode of intelligence
Yemeni air defenses down yet another US-made Saudi attack drone(MQ-9 Reaper)
Reaper reaped. Heh, heh.
 

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