CH-7 Made Its Maiden Flight

CH-7 Made Its Maiden Flight 22 September, 2020

The latest half-year stock report by Chinese state-owned company China Rainbow Drone revealed that the CH-7 stealth unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has flown.

The CH-7 was first unveiled at Airshow China 2018.

This type of drone is China's first large-scale stealth long-endurance drone. The design is a tailless “flying wing” with a dorsally-mounted central turbofan housing and stealth or low observable profile similar to the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAV.

Rainbow-7 is a high-altitude, subsonic, long-haul drone that is used for strategic-level information protection, high-value targets, continuous reconnaissance of enemy forces, air defence suppression, and alert detection.

The CH-7 drone has a length of 10m, a wingspan of 22m, a maximum take-off weight of 13,000kg, a cruising altitude of 10~13Km, and a cruising speed of zero. 5-0.6Ma, maximum flight speed 0. 75Mach.

CH-7 Made Its Maiden Flight

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