Chinese UAV & UCAV development


siegecrossbow

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I've lost track on all the reported maiden flights for the Yun-5 drone now. My takeaway despite some nice imagery including from production is that this effort appears to go nowhere fast so far.

If you want to transport to islands or villages isolated by mountains and deserts, transport drones are the way to go.
 

para80

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What you mean by nowhere fast? This transport UAV is geared mostly to civilian air transport with possibility of being used in military too. But for now ground transport is more than adequate in most places. But for isolated village in the west or for isolated islet in SCS This UAV is god send. China is continental size country and not all of them are cover by road or rail network. So they have to test to see if it make economical sense to operate transport UAV

I mean despite various reports on first flights (dating back to at least 2018) no one appears to actually start adapting them in an operational capacity. Instead we get more curious reports of first flights which are clearly not quite that.

If you want to transport to islands or villages isolated by mountains and deserts, transport drones are the way to go.

I can see various uses for these, yes. My point related to actual adaption by operators, which so far doesnt seem to be happening.
 

Volpler11

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This is close to getting operational. Another news reporting is saying it is transporting agriculture products.

SDF was acting up when I wanted to edit the previous comment.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
More images of the Wing Loong-2H performing disaster survey operation. Some of these are newly released file photos.

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