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Indonesia tries out Chinese CH-4B drones

19th September 2019 - 09:10 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) trialled a couple of Chinese-manufactured CH-4B MALE UAVs during the Dharma Yudha joint exercise from 9-12 September.

This was the first time for the TNI-AU to attempt integrating the CH-4, examples of which it obtained from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) in China for evaluation purposes. Two aircraft are confirmed to have arrived in Surabaya on 30 August.

The CH-4Bs, with 18m wingspan but payload capacity of just 345kg, performed a number of demonstration flights before they proceeded to join the TNI-AU exercise, with the aircraft operating from Juanda Naval Base in

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