BISTU Snowy Owl I. Technical characteristics. A photo.
BISTU Snowy Owl I. Technical characteristics. A photo.

BISTU Snowy Owl I. Technical characteristics. A photo.


BISTU Snowy Owl I is a Chinese military multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the specialists of Beijing University of Information Science and Technology.

The experimental unmanned aerial vehicle of the BISTU Snowy Owl I model is intended to be used mainly in the military sphere, while the device can perform a wide variety of tasks, including aerial photography, reconnaissance of terrain and airspace, observation, patrol and monitoring missions etc. In a number of cases, the drone of the BISTU Snowy Owl I model can be used to penetrate the territory of a potential adversary in order to collect the required information about air defense systems and places of concentration of the main forces.

The development of the BISTU Snowy Owl I unmanned aerial vehicle was started by Chinese aircraft builders in 2010, and thanks to a special approach, the device was first introduced to the general public already in 2012 year, however, no information has been received so far that the drone is in operation, Which is most likely indicated by the fact that this device is still being tested.

The Chinese multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle is made in an airplane configuration, while the special feature of this drona is that it can take off and land in the prepared terrain and in conditions of unprepared terrain, for which a special acceleration unit and a parachute system are used for droning Landing.

The power part of the BISTU Snowy Owl I is represented by one jet engine operating in a pulsed mode, which allows the device to develop a sufficiently high flight speed and at the same time stay in the air for a very long period of time, while the device is also equipped with two piston engines.


Technical characteristics of BISTU Snowy Owl I.


  • Length: Unknown;
  • Wingspan: Unknown;
  • Height: Unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: unknown;
  • Cruising flight speed: 500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 650 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 800 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10500 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Jet;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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