Russia says China Dragon UAV performance can be compared with the U.S. Global Hawk
Russian media published photographs of Grand UAV
According to the Russian military news network reported on July 4, China is developing with the U.S. RQ-4″ Global Hawk “competition” Grand ” New high-altitude long-endurance UAV, successfully developed the same into a gallop trail of F -20 take the “Grand” UAV photo has appeared in the Chinese site.
Russian media said, after reports that China is only just preparing to implement new high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle project, the model in last year’s Zhuhai Air Show in November debuted. From the photo, China’s “Grand” unmanned aerial vehicles use jet engines, wings for the traditional swept-wing, horizontal tail is a forward-swept wing. Have a vertical stabilizer. Technical performance is temporarily unknown, but basically the U.S., “Global Hawk” par, despite China’s “Grand” in some of the data slightly worse. U.S. RQ-4 “Global Hawk” unmanned aerial vehicle length 13.5 meters high 4.62 meters, wingspan of 35.4 meters, the standard take-off weight 11,622 kg, payload 900 kg, cruising altitude 19,800 meters, cruising speed of 630 km, the maximum speed of 800 km maximum range of 24,900 km, empty time of 36 hours airborne equipment including high-sensitivity sensors and radio-electronic warfare, electronic surveillance, signal relay system. It is reported that China’s “Grand” UAV length 14.3 meters, 6.4 meters high, a wingspan of 25 meters, the standard take-off weight 7500 kg, payload 650 kg, cruising altitude 18,000 meters, cruising speed of 750 km, a range of 7,000 km. (Shu-shan)