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Combat Chinese Drone - First Flight  
User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Reports emerged about the first flight of a new Chinese combat drone kncknamed "Sharp Sword".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25033155

It is reported elsewhere to be built by Shenyang Airctaft Co., and looks design for stealth protection from the front only.
The overall shape is similar to other Western designs, although the air intake reminds of the BAE Taranis.

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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

China tends to take the best parts of various planes and combine them into one design.

2 flying stealth designs, and first flight of a proper UCAV... they have come along way, reguardless of where the design inspiration comes from.


User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14072 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

The next major war between the big nations will probably be fought for a large part in outer space or in cyberspace. Drones, the Chinese ballistic anti-aircraft carrier missile and modern navigation and communication systems all need satellites for communications or observations. Once these or their data links have been destroyed, the drones and missiles are just so much scrap metal.

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