Chinese UAV & UCAV development


In aerodynamic, you only make something round if you want something else to spin 360 degrees inside it. No other purpose justifies the drag costs of a around housing.

Array would be on the small side for a mini EWA, but then that’s probably pushing the limit of what the airframe can carry payload wise.

Other possibility is that this will act as a datalink relay to extend control range when satellite coverage is not available. Might be a good add-on for nations operating them wishing to extend their range beyond LoS to ground station without needing to purchase expensive and patchy satellite coverage.


Brochures from the last Zhuhai airshow. Not sure of any of these went beyond concept studies.

FL-1 high-subsonic UAV transport. Specs are in English.

FL-71 supersonic unmanned transport.