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Pakistan outed as Wing Loong 2 user

20th June 2016 - 09:11 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Pakistan has emerged as being yet another user of the Chinese-built Wing Loong MALE UCAV, courtesy of a crash on 18 June. What is even more surprising is that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is operating the new-generation Wing Loong 2.

News footage and social media imagery showed the remains of a wrecked and burned-out fuselage in a field. The distinctive rear air intake of the Wing Loong 2 was easily identifiable.

After taking off from PAF Base M.M. Alam in Mianwali district, the PAF aircraft crashed 6km away. At the time it was apparently on a mission to

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

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