Chinese UAV & UCAV development


by78

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A certain pure electric UAV under development.

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The illustration on the left shows the design evolution of the airframe configuration. The designers looked at four initial configurations, picked the second one from the left, and then refined it into the final form.
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ougoah

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Hypersonic UCAV swarms concept from the Beijing Institute of Technology
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Well even the real swarm drones the PLA have now are credible ones quite unlike the few most probably man controlled quadcopters that were used by the Indian military recently in their "drone swarm" demonstration.

I'm still surprised the Indian organisers of that event didn't even bother googling what drone swarm ordinance or "drones" actually look like and decided to use a few quadcopters.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Another company tested heavy duty UAH with load capacity of 650kg
High-flying ideas in China! A heavy-duty drone, produced in and by China, is undergoing captive test in Zhejiang, East China. It has been designed for high-altitude flight and will go on to support emergency logistics and disaster relief across China

 

AndrewS

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Another company tested heavy duty UAH with load capacity of 650kg
High-flying ideas in China! A heavy-duty drone, produced in and by China, is undergoing captive test in Zhejiang, East China. It has been designed for high-altitude flight and will go on to support emergency logistics and disaster relief across China


Do you know what sort of range it has?

If it's like a typical helicopter, then it could easily do roundtrips between China-Taiwan.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Do you know what sort of range it has?

If it's like a typical helicopter, then it could easily do roundtrips between China-Taiwan.
It has 5 hr endurance with load I guess it is around 150km/hr that is typical speed of UAH AR500C

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The AR-500B has a maximum takeoff weight of 500 kilograms, a mission payload of 70 kilograms, a maximum endurance of four hours, an operational radius of 100 kilometers and a ceiling of 4,000 meters. It can fly at 140 kilometers an hour and conduct missions like monitoring a vast maritime surface area and identifying targets, according to its developer.
 

dankris

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Another company tested heavy duty UAH with load capacity of 650kg
High-flying ideas in China! A heavy-duty drone, produced in and by China, is undergoing captive test in Zhejiang, East China. It has been designed for high-altitude flight and will go on to support emergency logistics and disaster relief across China


Does the load capacity that you mention means cargo capacity? Because if you watch the video, the chief designer very clearly said that the MTOW is the one that is 650kg and the cargo capacity itself is 300kg.
 

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