China to Showcase CH-5 Drone Better than US Predator BPosted: October 26, 2016
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)