Air Platforms

Chinese CH-4 UAV arrives in Surabaya for demonstration flight

30 August 2019

A single Chinese-made CH-4 medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has arrived in Indonesia for demonstration flights, the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL's) aviation squadron confirmed to Jane's on 30 August.

Although the service has declined to provide further details of the airframe, Jane's understands from images provided that the location at which the aircraft is parked is the Juanda airbase in Surabaya, the headquarters of the TNI-AL's aviation squadron.

Jane's also understands that the TNI-AL is assisting the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) in arranging the series of demonstration flights.

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