Air Platforms

China to launch new strike-capable reconnaissance UAV in 2018

07 April 2017

China is set to introduce a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for military use to the international market in 2018, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported on 5 April.

Described as a strike-capable reconnaissance UAV, the TYW-1 is expected to make its maiden flight in September this year and be introduced to the global market in 2018, Wang Jianping, deputy general manager and chief designer at Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology, told the paper.

The company was set up by Beihang University in Beijing - previously known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) - to develop and market UAVs.

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