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China’s Yaoying II MALE UAV conducts maiden flight

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    China’s Yaoying II MALE UAV conducted its maiden flight on 3 July, Chinese media quoted its developer, AVIC, as saying. Source: Via mil.news.sina.com.cn

    China’s Yaoying II (‘Sparrowhawk II’) medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has conducted its maiden flight, the Xinhua news agency quoted its developer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), as saying on 5 July.

    Described as a strike-capable, reconnaissance platform aimed at international markets, the Yaoying II, which has also been seen bearing the name Air Sniper on its fuselage, took to the skies on 3 July from Anshun Huangguoshu Airport in China’s southern Guizhou Province.

    The six m-long, fixed-wing platform, which features a rear-mounted propeller and is fitted with at least one hardpoint under each wing, can fly at speeds of up to 230 km/h, has a flight endurance of 16 h, and a service ceiling of 7,500 m, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post ( SCMP ) newspaper reported, citing AVIC.

    The Yaoying II can be used for a variety of missions, including surveying, mapping, surveillance, communication signal detection, and counter-terrorism operations, according to SCMP .

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    What does it got to do with Israel? Trying to take credit away from Chinese? Mind you, until now. Not even a single UCAV from Israel. While China is long master of precision strike UCAV that has its drone sole to 21 countries.