Tuesday, January 18, 2022

China unveils a high-speed drone that will fly high for about a day

A 20-hour high-altitude drone with long endurance and a top speed of 700 km/h was one of the aircraft that was unveiled at the 2021 China Air Show in the southern city of Zhuhai on Tuesday.

The CH-6 drone, developed by Aerospace CH UAV, is suitable for carrying advanced weapons, with its long-range qualifies it for use in multiple military and civilian missions.

The aircraft can also perform anti-submarine missions, maritime surveillance, early warning, and close-range aviation support, according to the Chinese newspaper, Global Times.

CHUAV also displayed another series of its CH-817 drone, which is so small that it weighs about 800 grams and flies for 15 minutes, that it can be carried by soldiers or taken off from a larger march.

“We can call it a flying grenade,” the newspaper quoted Shi Wen, the company’s chief engineer and designer of this series of rallies.

It was not immediately known to which governments the company might try to sell either type of march.

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