i dont think there is any need for speed as the UAV being slower is better for A2G or surveillance
am i right
This is only the beginning. Better designs should come out soon enough.
URAV version is called "Xiang Long".
UCAV version is called "Thunderbolt".
Xiang Long though resembled Global Hawk but it is obviously designed with different missions in mind since it is much smaller in size. Global Hawk is designed to loiter at high attitude, long distance and endurance to suit US policy of projecting their muscle at every corner on Earth, to enhance their global intervention force.
Xiang Long is designed for regional use, over Chinese land mass and its surrounding area, and the oceans on the east and south. China do not aim to fight a war far away from their border.
Chinese drones are looking for U.S. capital ships to acquire targeting data for China's anti-ship ballistic missile. Chinese turbofan UAVs need to cover long distances in the Pacific Ocean as fast as possible.
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