Chinese UAV & UCAV development


by78

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by78

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The ZF850 turbojet from Jiangxi Zhongfa Tianxin Engine Technology Ltd. It will soon be used on the Cloud Shadow UCAV. Two pre-production samples have already been delivered, with four more to be delivered by year end 2020. Serial production will commence in 2021. The company is currently exhibiting the engine at the ongoing Nanchang Aviation Conference/Show.

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Some academic and industry heavyweights have just
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, which was previously covered here and here. The experts observed the test run of a certain unnamed engine. I wonder if it's the ZF1000A intended for an unmanned combat drone similar to the Loyal Wingman or simply the ZF850 turbojet for the Cloud Shadow...

Also of some interest is the first image below. In the background it shows a project development timeline. For the year 2021 and 2022, it appears to show the ZF1000A turbofan introduction/integration into what appears to be Loyal Wingman-like UCAV.

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Cross-posting from the engine development thread, as this is relevant here.

The presentation slide on the ZF850 engine seems to confirm the existence of a Loyal Wingman type UCAV, which dovetails with previous clues.

ZF850 has a thrust of 10kN, with a service ceiling of 21km. It was further developed into ZF1000 and ZF1000A, with increased thrust and lifespan. ZF850/ZF1000/ZF1000A current powers the Wingloong-10, Skywing-3, and a certain Loyal Wingman type of UCAV.


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The EOT-470 optoelectronic turret, currently equipped on the Wingloong-10 UCAV. It can spot potential targets from 50km away and positively identify them from 35km away. The laser targeting system can provide long-distance guidance from 20km away and provide precision strike guidance from 13.5km away.

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wonderful. I really like WL-10. I wonder if it has joined service anywhere. Will be an upgrade over GJ-2. Maybe we will see more photos at Zhuhai airshow.
 

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An "electric distributed propulsion UAV" developed by Northwestern Polytechnical University. It's the first electric
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technology demonstration UAV in China to have been successfully flown. The project has obtained a number of technical achievements and has many applications in general aviation, communications relay, telemetry, and remote sensing, among other fields.

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Akame

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CAAA CH-7 Uçan Kanat İHA biraz daha iyi bilinmektedir. L 10m, kanat açıklığı 22m, MTOW 13t, 13km / 0.6Ma'da seyir, Vmax 0.75Ma. Konumlandırma: Stratejik tanıma ve yüksek değerli hedeflere ulaşma. İlk uçuş 2019, seri üretim 2022.

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Hey Are there any new developments about production?
 

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