Unmanned combat drone to be exported
China has granted an export license for the CH-5 reconnaissance/combat drone, which is believed to be one of the most powerful unmanned combat aircraft in the world.
“Several foreign nations have expressed intentions to purchase the CH-5, and we are in talks with them,” said Shi Wen, chief designer of the Caihong, or Rainbow, series at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in Beijing.
The CH-5 made its first flight in August last year, becoming the mightiest military drone in China in terms of operational endurance and payload capacity. (Photo 3)