Chinese UAV & UCAV development


sndef888

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Does anyone have a summary of the weapons used by UAVs? Such as the AR-1/2/3/4 series, LJ (blue arrow) series, FT-7/8/9/10 bomb/missile series, GB-4/7 series

I don't know how the PLA manages to keep up, with all the different combat UAVs with different sensors, missiles/bombs with different guidance systems
 

Deino

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I think number 5 is WJ-700 due to the gap between the front of the air intake and fuselage as well as the nose of the drone being almost in line with the leading edge of the wings… as seen here

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I think number 6 is cloud shadow due the front of the air intake being joined directly to the fuselage, as well as the nose of the drone being visibly slightly higher than the leading edge of the wings… as seen here

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So I don’t think they are different variant of the same drone but different drones entirely… at least if they variant of the same drone then number 6 is definitely the cloud shadow / Wing Loong 10

To no. 5, I'm pretty sure it is the old, original CAC Sky Wing I we know since 2011

CAC UAV - Sky Wing I - 29.6.2011.jpg

It later evolved into two different but similar designs called "Cloud Shadow" with one larger engine ...

Wing Loong 10 formerly Sky Wing UAV.png

... and the Wind Shadow with two smaller engines:

CAC UAV Sky Wing III Tian Yi now Wind Shadow - 23.12.14 - 4 mod.jpg

As for the Soaring Dragon, it was always called that way since we know it from 2011 as a technology demonstrator at CAC.

CAC Xianglong Soaring Dragon UAV - 14.1.13 - 12.jpg

However by all i know it never flew and was later redesigned to the one we know today:
UAV Soaring Dragon II - 5.11.16.jpg
 

Mt1701d

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To no. 5, I'm pretty sure it is the old, original CAC Sky Wing I we know since 2011

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It later evolved into two different but similar designs called "Cloud Shadow" with one larger engine ...

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... and the Wind Shadow with two smaller engines:

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As for the Soaring Dragon, it was always called that way since we know it from 2011 as a technology demonstrator at CAC.

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However by all i know it never flew and was later redesigned to the one we know today:
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Hmmm… in that case it seems you were right… airframe 5 has much more of a resemblance to Sky Wing 1, from the intake position and shape, wing position, fuselage shape and position of the tail stabiliser base… at least as far as it can observed…
Airframe 6 is a bit more ambiguous but seems to fit a bit more with the image of the wind shadow you posted
 

Deino

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Hmmm… in that case it seems you were right… airframe 5 has much more of a resemblance to Sky Wing 1, from the intake position and shape, wing position, fuselage shape and position of the tail stabiliser base… at least as far as it can observed…
Airframe 6 is a bit more ambiguous but seems to fit a bit more with the image of the wind shadow you posted


The problem is, Chinese UAVs are a story for itself I have the feeling I lost contact some long time ago ... but I'm sure @huitong can help us out again!
 

drowingfish

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Well look like China is developing electro magnetic weapon to take UAV
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China May Have Tested New Electromagnetic Weapon: Report

HERCULES REYES AUGUST 26, 2021

China may have successfully brought down a drone using a potent electromagnetic pulse (EMP) in what could be its first demonstration of a new advanced weapon.

According to a South China Morning Post report, citing sources from the Chinese journal Electronic Information Warfare Technology, China recently tested its first EMP weapon at a classified date and location.

The latest experiment was reportedly conducted by the China Electronics Technology Group. The aircraft that was brought down was flying at 1,500 meters (4,920ft) above sea level when it was neutralized by the EMP attack.

The outlet also reported that China is researching an 80GW EMP weapon.


Electromagnetic Technology From Other Countries

China is one of several countries in the race for electromagnetic weapons and defense systems.

The US Navy had been developing an electromagnetic railgun for 15 years now but has halted work on the project indefinitely.

Russia is also working on electromagnetic technology. Dubbed “doomsday” planes, new units based on the Ilyushin Il-96-400M long-range airliner are expected to be resistant to nuclear shock waves and electromagnetic pulses.
a weapon like that would be a huge game changer, so long as one can ensure that it does not put civilian airliners at risk.
 

by78

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From a UN peacekeeping exercise.

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Volpler11

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Is there any chinese Uav has the ability to conduct DEAD operations ?
Was just thinking about this. A loitering uav armed with arm missile would be ideal. Or just loitering arm missile could arguably be counted as a suicide drone.
 

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