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  • Defence Notes

    Zhuhai 2016: Chinese space programmes reveal military strike capability

    4th November 2016

    There is doubt about China’s peaceful exploration of the final frontier, as it now appears the Klingons are in charge of the Long March (LM) ...

  • Defence Notes

    Zhuhai 2016: Hints detected of Chinese BMD development

    3rd November 2016

    There were small hints of a Chinese ballistic missile defence (BMD) system when Shephard attended the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in China. One was the ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai 2016: China extends Wing Loong family

    3rd November 2016

    Two hitherto unknown fixed-wing Wing Loong UAVs were unveiled at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show being held from 1-6 November in southern China. The Wing ...

  • Land Warfare

    Zhuhai 2016: Dongfeng finally shows initiative

    3rd November 2016

    Dongfeng Motor Corporation deservedly earned a reputation for copying when it unveiled an almost identical version of the iconic American HMMWV in 2006. However, at ...

  • Rotorhub

    Zhuhai 2016: Honeywell learns Chinese

    3rd November 2016

    The major announcement from Honeywell at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in China related to certification for its Mandarin version of its Mark XXII Enhanced ...

  • Defence Notes

    Zhuhai 2016: China unveils anti-ship missiles

    3rd November 2016

    Navies will find patrolling the world’s sealanes far more dangerous with new anti-ship missiles (ASM) now available for export by Chinese manufacturers, as witnessed at ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai 2016: Chinese-American UAV helo weaponised

    3rd November 2016

    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. ...

  • Land Warfare

    Zhuhai 2016: Electrifying ride for Chinese paratroopers?

    3rd November 2016

    Dongguan Greenway Battery commenced selling its crowdfunded Super Soco electricity-powered motorbike in August, and it has already amassed 3,000 civilian sales. However, at the 11th ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Future of military UAVs set to soar

    2nd November 2016

    It is not a surprise to most within the defence and aviation industry that the use of unmanned aircraft has increased and is set to ...

  • Defence Helicopter

    Zhuhai 2016: Z-10 out in force

    2nd November 2016

    The Z-10 attack helicopter first flittered into the Zhuhai Air Show in China in 2012 during a brief aerial performance. However, this year, in the ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai 2016: T333 UAV unveiled by Beijing company

    2nd November 2016

    Beijing-based Zhong Hang Zhi Technology (ZHZ) exhibited a new coaxial dual-rotor UAV dubbed the T333 at the biennial 11th Zhuhai Air Show, along with an ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai 2016: Quadrant covers all sectors

    2nd November 2016

    There was absolutely no shortage of businesses hawking a bewildering array of UAVs at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in China. Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology, ...

  • Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai 2016: Mysterious Bee buzzes show

    1st November 2016

    CETC Avionics unveiled an unusual UAV at the 11th biennial Zhuhai Air Show, this being dubbed the Mysterious Bee hybrid quadcopter.  The UAV is a ...

  • Rotorhub

    Zhuhai 2016: Bell holds assembly in China

    1st November 2016

    Bell Helicopter has announced a major breakthrough into the Chinese market – in the form of an in-country final assembly line and the resale of 100 ...

  • Defence Notes

    Zhuhai 2016: Mysterious J-20 sneaks in…and out

    1st November 2016

    China’s fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighter made a cameo appearance during the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in China, this being its first public foray anywhere in ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Air-to-surface missiles

    LD-10

    The Chinese LD-10 anti-radiation missile was unveiled at the Zhuhai Airshow in 2012. 

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    AV500W

    The AV500W unmanned helicopter, developed by AVIC's Helicopter R&D; Institute, was unveiled at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2016. It was reported that the platform ...

  • Commercial UAS - rotary-wing

    T333

    The T333 is a coaxial dual-rotor UAV. It is an upgrade to the TD220 unmanned helicopter and was displayed for the first time at the ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Mysterious Bee

    The Mysterious Bee hybrid, fixed-wing/quadcopter UAV was unveiled at the Zhuhai Airshow 2016. It is designed to operate from ships, small islands, mountainous areas and ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F100J

    Awing-F100J is the latest UAV from Tianjin-based Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology and was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China for the first time ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-H100J

    The Awing-H100J is a rotary-wing UAV designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The Awing-H100J was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China, alongside other ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F20

    The Awing-F20 is a fixed-wing UAV designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The platform was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China, alongside other ...

  • Commercial - USVs, Military - USVs

    SeaFly-01

    The SeaFly-01 USV, developed by Beijing Sifang Automation, was showcased at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China in November 2016. Phase 1 tests of the ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    FL-71

    The FL-71 (Fei Long-2  or Flying Dragon-2) is a supersonic unmanned transportation platform designed by ZT Guide Control. The design was presented at Airshow China ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles

    CM-502KG

    The CM-502KG is a Chinese ASM. It is a variant of the CM-502G similar in size to the AR-1. It has more than twice the ...

  • Commercial UAS - rotary-wing

    TD220

    The TD220 is an electric, coaxial dual-rotor UAV with ATOL capabilities. The aircraft, which was showcased at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, is designed to carry ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F8E

    The Awing-F8E is a small UAV designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The UAV was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China, alongside other ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F5J/E

    Awing-F5J/E is the smaller model of the Awing- F8E UAV, designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The Awing-F5J/E was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Harrier

    Aviation Industry Corporation of China displayed the Harrier MALE UAV at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2012. The platform is believed to be in Chinese ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Harrier III

    Aviation Industry Corporation of China is developing the Harrier III, which it described at the Zhuhai Airshow 2012 as a medium/high-altitude, medium-speed and long-endurance general UAV ...