CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle UAV

CaiHong = Rainbow

外媒称,2012年中国开始销售外形与1.2吨重的美国“食肉动物”相似的CH-4无人机。CH-4无人机重1.1吨,翼展14米,长9米。它的最高飞行高度为5300米,续航时间超过14小时。一架CH-4翼下可携带4件武器(或者电子设备),每件重达100公斤。

The CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamic is on display at the 15th Aviation Expo in Beijing, capital of China. The four-day event kicked off at China National Convention Center in Beijing on Sept. 25, 2013. (People’s Daily Online/Yan Meng)

The CH-4, with takeoff weight of 1,330 kilograms and payload of 350 kilograms, is a multirole platform capable of carrying two bombs and two laser-guided bombs. It has a 40-hour endurance time. The weapons discernible on display were the AR-1 short-range, laser-guided air-to-ground bomb, and the FT-5 precision-guided “small diameter bomb” outfitted with a semi-active laser seeker for terminal guidance.