China's New UAV Unveiled

China's New UAV Unveiled 15 November, 2017

China’s Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology unveiled a new strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on 13 November at the company's facility in Taizhou. The UAV, dubbed as TYW-1, is a 9,85-metre long and 2,5-metre high platform with a wingspan of 18 metres. The new UAV can carry a 370 kg payload, features four underwing pylons, has a ceiling of 7.5 km, an endurance of 40 hours, and can reach a top speed of 200 km/h, according to Chinese media reports. The platform is also equipped with an electro-optical system that can reportedly read a licence plate 50 km away from an altitude of 5,000 m, as well as line-of-sight and satellite navigation and control systems.

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