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Zhuhai 2016: Chinese-American UAV helo weaponised

3rd November 2016 - 06:30 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Zhuhai

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A fully weaponised military variant of the V750 rotary-winged UAV, the QY-1, was on display at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show held from 1-6 November.

The V750 began as a commercial platform designed by the US-based Superior Air Parts, and earlier this year Shephard reported that it had been armed. 

The QY-1 can carry a payload of 160kg. It is capable of carrying a variety of weapons, sensors and equipment, including air-to-ground missiles (e.g. two FT-10 missiles), synthetic aperture radar, satellite reconnaissance equipment and IR sensors.

The Shenzhen Tianxiang Aviation Company was listed, on a brochure at the air show,

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Wendell Minnick

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Wendell Minnick


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

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