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Deino

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No, the tail/vertical stabilizers say otherwise.


Really? How are they different besides having the upper part a bit taller than on the E-2? (but that's barely visible)
I still have issues to differ them by the tails, whereas the 6-bladed props as explained by @Kejora is a clear detail.
 

by78

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Really? How are they different besides having the upper part a bit taller than on the E-2? (but that's barely visible)

Yes, that's what I was referring to. There is a thin black 'line' behind/below the main wings, that line is the horizontal stabilizer, and note where it intersects the vertical stabilizer. The upper part is longer than the lower part, and that's how I could tell.

P.S. I had forgotten about the propellers.
 
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taxiya

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Do we have confirmation of an airship?
What is the stratospheric UAV? not the recent spaceplane test surely?
not sure airship. But some stratospheric UAVs have been disclosed like wz-7
The ppt slide is talking about "long endurance stratospheric UAV". WZ-7 is not long endurance, but high speed.

It is this one
神雕1.jpg

and it has flown

神雕4.jpg

and seems that PLA want it to be seen.

神雕2.jpg
 

taxiya

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So Divine Eagle is PLAN project not PLAAF?
I am not sure if I understand the question. It is a stratigic system, so it does not belong to any specific branch. Actually I doubt any UAVs being founded and owned by a branch. Each branch may have specific requirement that an UAV may be developed to address that, but there is nothing stop other branch to adopt it if wanted.

I think there is a confusion of US military with Chinese military as usual. In China, the equipment development is planned and financed by equipment development department of CMC seperate from service branches, that means branches put requirement, but not owning it. In contrast, in US each branch has a lot more (but not absolute) say in the budget therefor owns the outcomes more.
 

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