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Chinese V750 grows arms

24th June 2016 - 10:02 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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China’s military UAV efforts continue to advance, with the most recent revelation surrounding an armed version of the V750 rotary-winged platform.

Photos on the Chinese internet depicted the unmanned helicopter carrying two unidentified air-to-ground missiles, one on either side of the fuselage, plus a chin-mounted EO sensor. One photo showed a munition exploding on the ground next to a target, suggesting a successful weapon release.

The camouflage-painted V750 appeared to be operated by civilian personnel, indicating it is still undergoing testing. Once fully implemented, such an armed capability would give the aircraft a ground strike capability.

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

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