China to Showcase CH-5 Drone Better than US Predator B


China's new CH-5 multi-function drone better than Preditor B

China’s new CH-5 multi-function drone better than Preditor B

China's solar powered drone that may stay in air for months and even years

China’s solar powered drone that may stay in air for months and even years

Model of China's integrated ground effect and air cushion vessel

Model of China’s integrated ground effect and air cushion vessel

China's new CH-805 high-speed stealth target aircraft

China’s new CH-805 high-speed stealth target aircraft

Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report today that China will showcase its largest reconnaissance-attack CH-5 drone in its Zhuhai Airshow that scheduled to open on November 1.

CH-5 is better than US Predator B in longer endurance of 40 hours (Predator B 20 hours) and range of 6,500 km (Predator B 1,852 km)

CH-5 can be used for a wide range of purposes such as reconnaissance, ground attack,
early warning, integrated air and ground command platform and marine patrol and surveillance.

The AR-1 and AR-2 air-to-ground missiles it carries are lighter than the traditional anti-tank missiles Predator B uses. They are lighter without such excessive explosive as an anti-tank missile, more accurate and cheaper.

Due to their light weight, CH-5 can carry more missiles.

The airshow will showcase some Chinese drones with new concepts such as integrated ground effect and air cushion vessel, VTOL fixed-wing drone, high-speed stealth target drone and a solar powered drone that will hopefully remain in air for months or even years.

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “China will showcase for the first time its CH-5 drone with multiple functions better than US Predator B” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)



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