Malaysian media suspected Chinese CH-3 UAV design reference horse products
Data Figure: China CH-3 medium-range, long-endurance UAV model
World Wide Web news: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia security review site recently published an article that China’s” Rainbow -3 “(CH-3) no attack aircraft in the DSA2010 (Twelfth International Defense Exhibition in Malaysia) aimed at the Southeast Asian market starting.
article mentioned, “Rainbow 3″ is the first time in 2008 Zhuhai Air Show debut, and then held in Brunei last year BRIDEX (Brunei International Defence Exhibition), the strong sales to Southeast Asian countries CH-3 unmanned attack aircraft. “Rainbow 3″ unmanned attack aircraft by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Research Institute Company 11, learned the “Rainbow 3″ has long been exported to some Asian countries, the country also topped the local name, no longer in use “Rainbow 3″ code. “Rainbow 3″ unmanned attack aircraft using propeller engine, and equipped with two air-AR-1-type anti-tank missiles.
article said, coincidentally, also with ADCOM Malaysia UST’s cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, to develop a shape similar to the “Rainbow 3″ heavy unmanned aerial vehicles, the name “Masahiro A Lude pull “YABHONALUDRA. UAE ADCOM company first developed SAT-400 drones, improved later became “Masahiro-R” (Yabhon-R) unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. Then, contact ADCOM Malaysia UST Group companies, which allows UST to “Masahiro de Aru” name licensed production and sales. Although it is not clear Masahiro UST Inc. to carry weapons, but with 100 kg of payload, even more than the “Rainbow 3″ is also high, only the installation of missile fire control system and interface, the installation of weapons is not a big problem.
article speculated that, Masahiro and “Rainbow 3″ unmanned aerial vehicles not only look alike, even the size is almost the same, whether there is a link between the two? Masahiro-R first published in 2005, Rainbow -3 Zhuhai Air Show in 2008, announced the development of the time interval between 3-4 years. Logically, the younger generation is a common reference to the experience of older things, as to what kind of contact between the two in the end there, it must be further verified.
conclusion, the article mentioned that the site was informed that China plans to this year’s Zhuhai Air Show to launch new “Rainbow” series of unmanned aerial vehicles, a greater load than the Rainbow -3, may be named as the new UAV Rainbow – 4.