China showcases SAR-equipped BZK-005 UAV in military led firefighting operation

China's People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Central Theatre Command has released images of an in-service BZK-005 medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has been specifically configured for wide-area intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, offering what appears to be the first glimpse of this specific variant to the international public.

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force deployed a BZK-005 medium-altitude long endurance UAV, seen here with an undernose SAR pod, to support a military led firefighting operation in Shaanxi province.China has also developed the BZK-005E for the export market, which offers more than twice the payload capacity over the domestic model.

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China's People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Central Theatre Command has released images of an in-service ...

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