Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Xianglong UAV Being Developed By China

 China is reported to be developing a new UAV that's similar to the U.S.' RQ-4 Global Hawk

The Chinese aircraft is the Xianglong (Soaring Dragon) and is about half the size of the Global Hawk. The Xianglong weighs 7.5 tons and has a 45 foot wingspan as well as a .65 ton payload. The craft's maximum altitude will be 57,000 feet and it's range will be 7,000 kilometers with a faster cruising speed than the RQ-4.


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