Air Platforms

CASIC developing long-endurance stealth UAVs, says report

14 March 2017

State-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has begun developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military that can evade radar and anti-aircraft weapons, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported on 9 March.

"The company is focusing on the development of a long-endurance stealth drone and a near-space drone," CASIC deputy general manager Wei Yiyin was quoted as saying.

Within China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period, CASIC, which is one of the country's biggest manufacturers of missile systems and defence electronics, plans to develop the technology for the stealth UAVs, complete the design of high-speed combat/reconnaissance UAVs, and use these new products to tap domestic and international markets, said Wei.

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