Chinese UAV & UCAV development


by78

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The SEL4-FL01 UCAV. Yet another flying thermos of death. It appears to come in 60mm and 100mm variants.

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SEAD

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Given its production capacity of auto and communication devices, I guess China can build at least 10,000 CH-4 level drones per day with full mobilization, are there any conceivable bottlenecks for this goal?
 

SEAD

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How many Shahed 136/ Geran 2 type drones China could produce in a day? They seems to be more cost effective way to attack bunkers, ammo depots and fortifications than cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.
China builds 26 millions cars per year and if we assume 1car=1drone while 20% of the capacity are used then >10,000 per day.

What I'm thinking is: can US or even the whole western match this capacity? I believe the supply chain tension in last year has showed that US cannot build enough cars or drones without East Asian supply chain. This problem may be eased if recent subsidy works, or may not.

Japan is completed dependent on imported energy and materials, while it's easy to be isolated. We have known how Euro performs without Russia energy. China also depends on importing but still remains the ability to keep the whole supply chain even totally isolated.
 
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Volpler11

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How many Shahed 136/ Geran 2 type drones China could produce in a day? They seems to be more cost effective way to attack bunkers, ammo depots and fortifications than cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.
A related question, how fast could you build a Shahed 136 like prototype if you are a fresh start-up in Shenzhen?
 

SEAD

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A related question, how fast could you build a Shahed 136 like prototype if you are a fresh start-up in Shenzhen?
If you have had detailed design, 1 month is much more than enough. In contrast if you need to start from scratch perhaps 6 months to one year.
 

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