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Zhuhai 2016: China reveals Cloud Shadow UAV for export

31st October 2016 - 12:30 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Zhuhai


The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first high-altitude, high-speed fixed-wing UAV available for export by China at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show, being held this week in southern China from 1-6 November.

The jet-powered Cloud Shadow, developed by AVIC’s Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC), is designed for long-range reconnaissance and strike missions. 

CAC indicated that the UAV has a line-of-sight link radius of 290km, cruising altitude of 14,000m and a maximum speed of 620km/h.

A variety of air-to-ground missiles and glide bombs were exhibited at the static display, including new armaments such as the Blue Arrow-7 and …

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