Chinese UAV & UCAV development


Volpler11

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Are there any picture that actually confirms bzk008 is the correct name for the uav know
My point is, this image still does not show a BZK-006 ... the one (white & blue) is clearly a BZK-008, but the grey one in front is IMO NOT a BZK-006, which has a much more circular body and this one is too boxy.

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Are there any picture that actually confirms bzk008 is the correct name for the white& blue model. My google search did not yield anything.
 

AkelaFreedom

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Are there any picture that actually confirms bzk008 is the correct name for the uav know

Are there any picture that actually confirms bzk008 is the correct name for the white& blue model. My google search did not yield anything.

There is only a photo from the exhibition confirming that this is CH-91 but not BZK-008

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Volpler11

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So based on the commentary for the 70th anniversary military parade, the mysterious gray uav is artillery spotting uav and the white and blue model is small close range reconnaissance uav.
Edit: there is also an electronic warfare uav based on similar chassis later on.
 

Deino

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There is only a photo from the exhibition confirming that this is CH-91 but not BZK-008

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ok ... thanks a lot and given a reply I got from Dan Gettinger, we are both wrong and correct. As it seems I was wrong with the blue/white one as a BZK-008 since it is in fact a CH-91 but correct with the grey one since it is not a BZK-006, but this one is in fact the BZK-008.

Seems as if @huitong needs to check his page? ... Or am I still wrong?
 

Volpler11

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ok ... thanks a lot and given a reply I got from Dan Gettinger, we are both wrong and correct. As it seems I was wrong with the blue/white one as a BZK-008 since it is in fact a CH-91 but correct with the grey one since it is not a BZK-006, but this one is in fact the BZK-008.

Seems as if @huitong needs to check his page? ... Or am I still wrong?
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Seems to me that evidence of BZK-008 refers to any of those models don't exist yet. Currently all sources are just speculation. We don't even know BZK-008 exists or it could be refer to something else.

I think the gray and white/blue models are new yet unnamed models of ASN-205/ASN-206 derived family.

The gray model for artillery observation, replacing the older models. They are mass deployed in the artillery brigades.
The KVD001 model is used to coordinate with attack helicopter and are deployed in the aviation brigades.
The blue/white model is reconnicense model (with increased range due to wing tip??).
There are also communication jamming and radar jamming variants that had been shown in parades.

CH-91 is the export variant
ASN-209 is the civilian model.
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taxiya

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Does anyone recognize what type of PLAN target drone this is? @Deino @Bltizo @huitong

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It seems that the drone was shot down by laser.

I found the video here
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. The sequence is from 2:30 for about 3 seconds. I took frame shots. Here are some of them that shows why I think it was a laser:

Frame 1: the two vertical fins were clearly seen. The bright burning spot was at the engine compartment.
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Frame 6: even clearer
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Frame 11: the fire was still at the same spot
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Frame 17: missile was tumbling and fire growing.cfcaeaffadcd_.00_02_29_17.静止024.jpg

Frame 27: missile turned 90 degrees, the fire remained at the same spot, the overall structure remained almost intact.
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Frame 30: missile structure remained intact, turned to about 100 degrees.
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Frame 33: missile turned to close to 180 degrees, upside down. Fire remained at the rear.
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taxiya

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Continue from #4,407

Frame 33: missile turned to close to 180 degrees, upside down. Fire remained at the rear.

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The fact that the fire remained at the same spot for more than 3 seconds and the missile did not explode or disintegrate suggest that is was locked and burnt by laser.

Another thing worth noting is that this footage was shown in an interview of the captain of Bisheng test ship 891.
 

siegecrossbow

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It seems that the drone was shot down by laser.

I found the video here
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. The sequence is from 2:30 for about 3 seconds. I took frame shots. Here are some of them that shows why I think it was a laser:

Frame 1: the two vertical fins were clearly seen. The bright burning spot was at the engine compartment.
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Frame 6: even clearer
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Frame 11: the fire was still at the same spot
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Frame 17: missile was tumbling and fire growing.View attachment 71582

Frame 27: missile turned 90 degrees, the fire remained at the same spot, the overall structure remained almost intact.
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Frame 30: missile structure remained intact, turned to about 100 degrees.
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Frame 33: missile turned to close to 180 degrees, upside down. Fire remained at the rear.
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Yes I know. I asked because I wanted to know what type of target drone they we’re using the laser against to gauge the intended role for the weapon. Here was my assessment from the PLAN laser and railgun thread.


PLAN laser exposed at 8:42 mark of the video.

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The background narration mentioned that new weapons are being tested on PLAN ship Bishen. I assume that this weapon is still under testing and could intercept enemy drones/possibly subsonic cruise missiles.

PS: the drone used appears to be a s-200 high subsonic target drone. It has a maximum speed of over 700KPH is used by PLAN and PLAGF to simulate cruise missiles/low flying enemy fighters. Looks like they intend to replace existing gun-based CIWS with this laser.

This video reminds me of why PLA watching is so exciting. I expected the PLAN laser to be leaked via the same way as the railgun (photographed on a test vessel) but little did I know that they released a video clip of it without even mentioning what weapon they were testing!
 

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