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  • AEW goes unmanned [IDEX19D3]

    Employing UAVs for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and attack duties has become an everyday part of military operations, but now China is developing a UAV that can undertake the role of airborne early warning. Using a UAV for the role not only offers considerable operational cost savings, but can also release larger and more capable manned AEW platforms for more critical missions.

  • China’s AT200 cargo UAV readies for operational evaluation

    Star UAV System, a Chengdu-based developer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has begun production and initial deliveries of its AT200 cargo UAV following a series of successful airworthiness trials in 2018, Jane’s has learnt. Under a contract awarded by launch customer SF Express in October

  • New Russian EW battalion to cover Siberian border region

    An electronic warfare (EW) battalion will be formed by the end of 2019 in Russia’s Central Military District (CMD) as part of the 41st Combined Arms Army, based in Novosibirsk, local media reports. Its role, as described by the CMD on 23 January, is “disrupting the command and control

  • China’s FL-1 MALE UAV performs maiden flight

    Zhong Tian Guide Control Technology Company (ZT Guide), a Xi’an-based manufacturer of electronic and industrial equipment, announced on 20 January that it has successfully completed the maiden flight of its Fei Long-1 (Flying Dragon-1 or FL-1) medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial

  • China’s SZMID highlights handheld C-UAV system

    Shen Zhou Ming Da High Technology Co Ltd (SZMID), a Beijing-based company specialising in radio frequency (RF) detection and jamming technology for counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) applications, is eyeing export opportunities for its indigenously developed DZ-02 Pro Portable Jammer Gun. The

  • China’s CASC eyes heavy fuel engine for CH-4 armed reconnaissance UAV family

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is developing a new variant of its Cai Hong 4 (Rainbow 4, or CH-4) armed reconnaissance medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV), which will feature an indigenously manufactured heavy fuel engine (HFE), company

  • China’s all-composite Wing Loong I-D MALE UAV prototype completes maiden flight

    China’s first all-composite armed reconnaissance medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Wing Loong I-D, has successfully completed its maiden flight, aerospace and defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on 23 December. According

  • New CH-4 UAV variant to feature kerosene-burning engine

    A new variant of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Cai Hong 4 (Rainbow 4, or CH-4) strike-capable, medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be fitted with a kerosene-burning engine, the state-owned Global Times newspaper reported on 18

  • China’s Beihang UAS readies BZK-005E long-range reconnaissance UAV for export

    The Beijing-based Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology is now seeking the first international order for its export-specific BZK-005E multirole medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV), following the successful grant of an export licence for the air vehicle

  • Divine Eagle UAV spotted at China’s Malan airbase

    Key Points The Divine Eagle HALE UAV has been seen in satellite imagery of China’s Malan airbase, suggesting that the type is now operational with the PLAAF. While the UAV’s sensor fit is unknown, enough surface area and internal space exists to enable a variety of missions.

  • China’s CASC quietly rolls out AR-1B precision missile

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has completed the development of a new air-launched precision-guided munition (PGM) designed specifically for use by armed reconnaissance and combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Jane’s has learnt from company sources. The new 80

  • Indo Defence 2018: Indonesia restarts acquisitions of MALE UAVs, passive surveillance system

    Key Points Indonesia has restarted acquisition processes for strike-capable UAVs, and a passive tracker system Processes are being restarted to maximise involvement of local industry players in the respective programmes The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has restarted the acquisition

  • Airshow China 2018: Unmanned military systems take centre stage

    New Chinese unmanned aerial, ground, and sea vehicles (UAVs, UGVs, and USVs) took centre stage at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. At least 100 state-owned and private companies that develop and manufacture unmanned air and land platforms – as well as

  • Airshow China 2018: Norinco presents UAV swarm concept

    The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. The concept, which can be adapted to fit various tactical

  • Airshow China 2018: Wing Loong II armed reconnaissance UAV enters PLAAF service

    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) revealed at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition on 6–11 November in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, that it has acquired the Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC’s) armed reconnaissance Wing Loong II medium-altitude,

  • Airshow China 2018: CASIC unveils WJ-700 armed reconnaissance UAV

    China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has unveiled a full-sized model of its new WJ-700 medium-/high-altitude long-endurance (MALE/HALE) armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai. Under development by CASIC’s UAV Technology Institute

  • China’s AVIC trials Venus solar-electric UAV

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has successfully conducted the maiden flight of a 20 m wingspan technology demonstrator of the Qi Mingxing (Venus) solar-electric long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company announced on its Wechat social media account on 26 October.

  • AVIC readies Wing Loong I-D prototype for maiden flight

    State-owned aerospace and defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is on track to perform the maiden flight of its new strike-capable Wing Loong I-D reconnaissance medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV) by the end of 2018, following the handover of an

  • Australia, Singapore conduct inaugural MUM-T collaboration at bilateral naval drills

    Key Points The navies of Australia and Singapore have successfully conducted their first-ever combined manned-unmanned teaming operation involving a helicopter and a UAV The operation underscores the strong level of interoperability and commonality between both services In a sign of growing

  • China, Pakistan to jointly produce Wing Loong II UAVs, says report

    Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra and China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) will reportedly jointly produce 48 Wing Loong II strike-capable, reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The announcement, which was made on 6 October via the Facebook page of the Pakistan Air