Xiang Long. Specifications. A photo.
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Xiang Long. Specifications. A photo.

Xiang Long. Specifications. A photo.

Xiang Long - Chinese military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by «Chengdu Aircraft Corporation» Corporation.

The Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle of the Xiang Long model is intended for high altitude reconnaissance, while the drone can also be used to perform tasks related to the implementation of observation and patrolling, the performance of special missions, etc. This device is a high-tech unmanned aerial vehicle, which began to be developed at the beginning of the 2000-ies, while the Chinese corporation "Chengdu Aircraft Corporation" had to spend a lot of time and money to implement such a project, which nevertheless was able to get approval from Military command.

UAV Xiang Long Photo

The first flight of an unmanned air vehicle model Xiang Long held in 2009 year, and due to the fact that the device has successfully coped with all the tasks, the project received further support, in particular, in the near future it is planned to manufacture at least 5 aircrafts of this model.

Drone Xiang Long has a very impressive dimensions, comparable with large aircraft, particularly when the device length in 14,3 meters, wingspan of UAV is 25 meters. Despite this fact, the design of an unmanned aircraft was carried out with the use of "stealth" technology and therefore, the air cleaner has low visibility to radar equipment.

The power plant of the Xiang Long drone is represented by a jet engine, which is capable of accelerating this device to a maximum speed of 870 km / h, while the maximum range of the device’s flight is 7 thousands of kilometers.

Specifications Xiang Long

  • Length: 14,3 m .;
  • Wingspan: 25 m .;
  • Height: 5,4 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 7500 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 750 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 870 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 7000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 18300 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.

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Yes, if these characteristics are valid, then the Chinese will soon surpass us in military aviation.

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