Lijan. Specifications. A photo.
Lijan. Specifications. A photo.

Lijan. Specifications. A photo.


Lijan - Chinese multipurpose drone military type, developed by special order of the PRC Ministry of Defense.

Drone Lijan model is exclusively military development aimed at fulfilling various kinds of problems related to the exploration area, the implementation of patrol and surveillance flights, etc. At the initial stage it was assumed that the device can also be applied, and pinpoint strikes on the positions of the potential enemy, but, later, the first prototype of this aircraft means been deprived of such a possibility, although it is seen in perspective.

According to unofficial statements by independent experts, the construction of Chinese military multipurpose unmanned aerial Lijan machine model is very similar to the unmanned aerial vehicle model Northrop Grumman X-47, that is indeed the case, however, given the very long development of the Chinese aircraft manufacturers, most likely in terms of aircraft performance and design characteristics, both drone differ from each other.

Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle has about 12 meters length and wingspan constituting 18 meters, which requires for its operation the presence of specially prepared runway, however, in terms of aerodynamic properties, it means the air has a very high performance.

Power section Chinese UAV Lijan represented by one turbojet Tumanski R-11, that allows the device to accelerate to speeds of the order 800 km \ h., While, the effective range of action of this air agent is about 2 thousand kilometers.


Specifications Lijan.


  • Length: 12 m .;
  • Wingspan: 18 m .;
  • Height: 2,7 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2000 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 650 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 800 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet;
  • Power plant: Tumanski R-11;
  • Power: unknown.



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