PHOTO: Baby UCAV flies in China?

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  1. aimarraul

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    PHOTO: Baby UCAV flies in China? - The DEW Line


    By Stephen Trimble on September 23, 2011 5:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |ShareThis

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    A new photo on sinodefenseforum and Secret Projects appears to show China's first stealthy unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). One view on these forums guesses this image may reveal a new, subscale, 2m-wingspan demonstrator by Shenyang, one of China's three historic fighter makers along with Chengdu and Xian. Others speculate that it could be merely a hobbyist's remote controlled aircraft - a toy.

    With startling photos of secret Chinese military projects, there is always reason to suspect fraud-by-Photoshop. But this image at least wears a legitimate pedigree. Weifeng is the online moniker for a widely published Chinese aviation spotter. You can view this photographer's catalogue of commercial and military aircraft images on airliners.net and JetPhotos.net. Weifeng also maintains one of the best and most up-to-date Chinese military imagery sites at cnair.top81.cn.

    This image of a stealthy UCAV is being ciruclated only three weeks after Weifeng attended an open house at Changchun AFB, which yielded this gorgeous image of a parked J-11.

    We don't need to speculate about Shenyang's interest in flying-wing, stealthy UCAVs. The company's research engineers have published several papers in recent years on this topic, including this one titled "Application of Flying Wing UAV for Reconnaissance". The paper concludes "the flying wing configuration is an optimal selection of aerodynamic configuration design of an UCAV for reconnaissance".

    We've also seen China show off flying-wing concepts for UCAVs in the recent past. At the 2008 Zhuhai air show, for instance, Shenyang presented a forward-swept flying wing called Combat Eagle [shown below]. It is not as electrifying as the Dark Sword concept that Shenyang unveiled at the 2006 Zhuhai air show, but clearly shows Chinese ambitions in stealthy UCAVs. It would not be out of sequence for Shenyang's engineering team to begin with a subscale demonstrator to understand the aerodynamics and flight controls of a flying-wing aircraft.

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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I have little doubt that it is a company model, but it isn't anything to get excited over. It is still just an RC plane.
     
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    I don't understand how does china develops such a sophisticated technology that much quick. Don't they research about the technology, don't they do experiments and flying tests? Development takes time and even USA also takes a lot of time to develop such things and whenever we see something new in USA then after sometime similar type of thing appears in China too. Hasn't china started copying everything from USA?
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    How do you know it didn't take China long to develop that plane?
     
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    that much quick???

    this should have happened years ago........and still we need to wait for more info to confirm whats actually going on.

    if its true the timing seems to be understandable though. in recent years when ever the US trying to sell new weapons to taiwan mainland will show somthing new.
     
  7. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Because they haven't developed it. They have a body installed with enough to make it fly but the avionics are nothing comparable to modern. It is just a shell of a real system. You know China has a real working system when you see them flood the international markets.
     
  8. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    This is the Chinese RC plain company that made the UAV! eerrrmmm..

     
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  9. trojan

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    fcking blufffffff

    toy model of an american ucav . what are those fcking antennas :pound:
     
  10. niceguy2011

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    When the time J 20 come out , some of our indian members said same thing . LOL
     
  11. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Antenna for remote control! :D

    Notice there is no imaging pod below or above the aircraft..
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    No..we never said the J-20 has antennas.! :laugh:

    J-20 is far far away from being a fighter, its just 4th generation technology designed to look like 5th gen, still years away from being invisible.
     
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    niceguy2011 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Deny is the only thing u can do.LOL
     
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    well, it is the crown of the year for CHina.

    Since Taiwan strait crisis in 1996,CHina have invested heavily in its defence industry.....billions of dollars have been poured into defence industry complex and more than one decade has been taken.......then,it is not strange at all that harvest now comes out

    Rome were not built in one day....such one decent UCAV can not be developed in one day tooo..

    However, such a decent UCAV has been develped in CHina for long time
     
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    Arresting wire model

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    You can see arrester hook
     
  17. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    And what does China have to show for it? Not one new fielded weapon...
     
  18. pmaitra

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    PRC has experience in miniaturisation given that they are the manufacturing base for many Western companies.

    Take a look at the UAV:

    The shape of the plane is not revolutionary:

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    The forward swept wing has already been researched by the Russians, so there is no re-inventing the wheel here:

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    Good achievement, yet, not something that a country like PRC, with a high defense budget and a strong command and control in place, cannot achieve.

    Let us not forget PRC's lack of reluctance in cloning with permission, or without.
     
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  19. AprilLyrics

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    People in FEIYANG(a chinese military forum) said this is just a RC plane.

    dont waste too much time on it.
     

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