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China unveiled 2 new higher-end UCAVs

Unread postPosted: 02 Oct 2019, 09:52
by gideonic
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.

Re: China unveiled 2 new higher-end UCAVs

Unread postPosted: 02 Oct 2019, 09:58
by garrya
IMHO, GJ-11 is a subsonic drone

Re: China unveiled 2 new higher-end UCAVs

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2019, 03:36
by rheonomic
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.

Re: China unveiled 2 new higher-end UCAVs

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2019, 09:32
by milosh
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.

Re: China unveiled 2 new higher-end UCAVs

Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2019, 09:43
by weasel1962
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.