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China unveils ‘game-changing’ CH-5

1st September 2015 - 13:33 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


State television in China has revealed the existence of a new CH-5 UCAS, a new type of platform equipped with a sense-through-the-wall radar.

China Central Television (CCTV) on 30 August claimed that the CH-5, the latest generation in a family of armed UAVs, ‘recently’ conducted a maiden 20-minute test flight in Gansu Province.

Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) declared on the TV clip that the CH-5 would ‘change the game in airstrikes’.

One reason for this bold claim was that the CH-5 will have a structure-penetrating radar supposedly able to identify and track targets inside buildings. At

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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