Soaring Dragon may be undergoing flight trials


The Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAC) xiàng lóng“soaring dragon” has been seen out and about and may be undergoing flight trials.

According to Wikipedia..

Xianglong is equipped with a jet engine mounted on top of the fuselage between the diamond shaped wings. According to Chinese media reports, Xianglong has a normal take-off weight of 750 kg and a mission payload of 650 kg. The UAV has a cruise speed of 750 km/h and a maximum range of 7,000 km. According to information disclosed on Zhuhai Airshow, the UAV has a wingspan of 25 meters, 5.4 meters in height and 14.3 meters in length

Gary Mortimer

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