Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Harwar has released images of its Zhanfu (Tomahawk) H16-V12 multi-rotor, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) platform being used in what appear to be training exercises with the People's Liberation Army (PLA), suggesting that the UAV is either being trialled by or is already in service with the PLA.
The images show the UAV, which is armed with what appear to be two automatic grenade launchers and an air-to-ground missile, hovering over a PLA Ground Force ZBD-09 self-propelled gun at an undisclosed location.
According to the Shenzhen-based company, the UAV can reach a top speed of 18 m/s, has an endurance of 60 minutes, a flight ceiling of 5,834 m and a flight radius of 14.4 km.
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