In order to meet the requirements of future war and improve the long-range artilleryâs strike accuracy and damage performance, a computing institute of the Chinese Peopleâs Liberation Army stationed in southwest Chinaâs Sichuan Province gave full play to its own technical skills and developed a new-type pilotless reconnaissance aircraft jointly with military industrial enterprises.
The new-type pilotless reconnaissance aircraft boasts a high integration of multiple functions including commanding, launching, retrieving and ferrying. The design of âdouble horizontal tailâ aerodynamic configuration is adopted to reduce structure size and enhance flight efficiency. Several tactical indicators of the aircraft have reached the world advanced level.
On December 30&#65292;2010, good news came from the testing field that the pilotless reconnaissance aircraft had made a successful trial flight and was retrieved smoothly.
By Yu Jiang and Wang Hui