Chinese "Xiang Long" UAV exposed

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  1. DANGER-ZONE
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    China has unveiled it's first long range UAV - Xiang Long (flying dragon). Given how late China entered this market it has now produced the 2nd longest ranged UAV (7000kms as opposed to the global hawks 22,000 and Heron TP's 3,300kms) on the market - with 1 addendum - it has UCAV like AG weapons capability. It carries a slightly reduced payload than the Global Hawk with a significant reduction in MTOW with 1/3rd its range

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    Authority leaks the capability at 2006 Zhu Hai air show(Although a tester, cant sure ):
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    <---left performance is China Xiang Long,right is U.S.A Global Hawk
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    Its maxload is approximately 2/3 of the US' one, range is 1/3 of the US' one, sensors are not as good as the US' one.
    Not good enough ha.
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    lol give to us then we can do with it any way:cheers:
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    :)Yeah, its range is enough if you don't want to attack Hawaii.

    The unit of cruise speed should be km/h, not kg/h. And the poster said it's a high speed uav.
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    congrats China
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    longer range means it can stay in the air longer.
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    Right. This plane is not good enough.
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    its an old news fellas but i found no thread regarding this topic and recently at Airliners.net it was reported to have maiden flight !
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    ^^Still a good development,nobody can clear the hurdle in the very first attempt,china is doing f9,its indeed a big development
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    God, I see a TY-90 A-A missile. They should replace this thing with 4th gen IR missiles.
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    chinese drone
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    US Predator
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    Clearly chinese drone uses small Jet type engine whereas us one uses rotor engine which shows that fast chinese drone can cover distance long distances in short time but for searching enemies in WOT situation i think US predator will be better.
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    750 to 630? not fast enough.
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    congrats..

    Truely a superpower in making
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    You are confused. A turbine engine, which is another term for a 'jet' engine, can also turn a propeller. See if you can figure that one out...:D