Images suggest WZ-8 UAV in service with China's Eastern Theatre Command

Photographs have recently emerged indicating that China’s recently paraded WZ-8 high-speed, high-altitude reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been assigned to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s (PLAAF’s) 30th Air Regiment, which operates from Luhe-Ma’an air base near Nanjing: the capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

Two Chinese WZ-8 UAVs are seen here during rehearsals for the 1 October parade in Beijing. The serial numbers on the UAVs indicate that the platforms have been assigned to the PLAAF’s 30th regiment in eastern Jiangsu Province.

The images, which were published by Chinese state media during rehearsals for the 1 October parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, showed two examples of the triangular-shaped UAV bearing serial numbers 21311 and 21312.

When paraded on 1 October the serial numbers of the two Chinese WZ-8 UAVs had been either removed or covered.

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Photographs have recently emerged indicating that China’s recently paraded WZ-8 high-speed, high-alt...

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