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Taiwan unveils Reaper lookalike

13th August 2015 - 13:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Taipei


The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) unveiled a Reaper lookalike MALE UAV on the opening day of the Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE), a biennial event held this year from 13-16 August.

Ma Wan-June, director of NCSIST’s aeronautical systems research division, told Shephard that the project to develop the craft commenced ‘several years ago’ and it would be completed ‘several years later’. However, the appearance of the craft at TADTE signals that development is proceeding well.

Ma noted that the craft, which is being officially referred to as the Large-Scale UAV, had completed milestones that

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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