Wing Loong
Wing Loong

Wing Loong

China's aviation industry has worked hard to create a qualitatively new unmanned vehicle, the result was made UAV Wing Loong, it means "Dragon Wing." It should be noted that the company manufacturer stated that the creation of this radio-controlled aircraft was carried out only at the expense of their own strength and Technology of China, which is the intellectual property.

The development and creation was jointly carried out by the well-known aircraft building corporation of China AVIC and the scientific department of the CADI aviation institute in Chengdu. The entire process from the idea to the realization in reality took a minimum of time, since the first steps on the project started to be done in 2005 year, and two years later the manufactured device independently ascended into the air. To the public and the press, the aircraft, or rather its layout, was presented at the exhibition in 2008, which was held in Zhuhai City. As for the demonstration of the flight capabilities of the car, it happened only in 2012 year, which attracted a huge interest of aircraft and aviation fans of many countries.

Possible applications of the UAV Wing Loong

  • It can distinguish and fix the various kinds of structures and military equipment of the enemy.

  • It can perform reconnaissance missions, for a long time.

  • Adjustment of the Union artillery and troops for the application of punches.

  • In the civilian sector can act as a research unit for the prediction of weather conditions and natural disasters.

Since 2006, the Chinese government has authorized the export of Wing Loong to other countries. The maximum flight duration is 3 thousand kilometers or 20 hours of patrolling the territory. This machine can lift up to 200 kilogram of useful weight. The total weight of the Wing Loong is 1100 kilogram. The geometric dimensions are quite impressive, since the length of the UAV is 9 meters, and the wingspan is 14 meters. The flight can take place at a maximum altitude of 5,3 kilometers. It should be noted that Wing Loong, in addition to reconnaissance missions, can also independently air strike, since it can be equipped with 4 bombs. The bomb itself is an innovation in the military industry, as it is a completely new controlled air-to-surface bomb. The accuracy of the bomb attack with the use of these bombs type YZ-102A and YZ-121 allows you to destroy targets very effectively, it is possible due to the laser guidance installed on the laser.

UAV Wing Loong is really a full-fledged competitor to Western counterparts. In addition, this machine is more accessible than the foreign unmanned machine intelligence. Yet professionals point out that this vehicle is based on two American UAVs, namely the Predator and Reaper. And at first taken the technical equipment and the second geometrical dimensions. The main advantage of the machine is its price of about one million dollars, with the more expensive Western counterparts.

In addition to the army of the PRC, the Wing Loong drone is used by the troops of Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates. 

Wing Loong. Characteristics:

Modification   Wing Loong
Wingspan, m   14.00
Length m   9.00
Height, m   2.70
Weight, kg  
  maximum take-off   1100
engine's type   1
Power, hp   1 x
Maximum speed km / h   280
Range, km   3000
Flight duration, h   20
Practical ceiling, m   5300


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