China unveiled 2 new higher-end UCAVs

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gideonic

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Unread post02 Oct 2019, 09:52

1. GJ-11 “Sharp Sword” supersonic stealth UCAV
https://theaviationist.com/2019/10/01/c ... niversary/

2. WZ-8 high altitude, high speed reconnaissance drone
https://theaviationist.com/2019/10/01/c ... -analysis/

Now obviously there is the typical Communist Parade "China Stronk" vibe here. But even when taking that into consideration, these look interesting enough to warrant at least some discussion.
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Unread post02 Oct 2019, 09:58

IMHO, GJ-11 is a subsonic drone
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Unread post06 Oct 2019, 03:36

garrya wrote:IMHO, GJ-11 is a subsonic drone

Yeah, I'd say high subsonic.
gideonic wrote:2. WZ-8 high altitude, high speed reconnaissance drone
https://theaviationist.com/2019/10/01/c ... -analysis/

Wonder how much they got from the D-21s that went down in China.
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Unread post06 Oct 2019, 09:32

rheonomic wrote:
gideonic wrote:2. WZ-8 high altitude, high speed reconnaissance drone
https://theaviationist.com/2019/10/01/c ... -analysis/

Wonder how much they got from the D-21s that went down in China.


D-21 was ramjet while WZ-8 is rocket and they are very different aerodynamic designs.
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Unread post07 Oct 2019, 09:43

GJ-11 has been discussed for many years now. First flight was year ~2013. Parade significance is only operational equipment are normally paraded i.e. operational. 2 weapons bays. Also suggested that the UCAV would be an aircraft carrier asset.

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