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DSA 2018: Wuxi confirms UAV sales to Indonesia and Malaysia

24th April 2018 - 01:30 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Kuala Lumpur


A representative at the Wuxi-based Jiangsu Digital Eagle Technology Development Company confirmed the first overseas sales of its YFT-CZ36 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing surveillance UAV to the Indonesian and Malaysian governments.

The company representative would not identify the government agencies or numbers sold. Besides Indonesia and Malaysia, the source did confirm that the aircraft had made additional sales to other undisclosed countries. These successes encouraged the company to exhibit for the first time at DSA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.

The YFT-CZ36 has a 4,000m maximum altitude, 4kg payload, 70-100km/h cruising speed and a 60-90-minute endurance.

The company is

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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