IT LOOKS LIKE CHINA’S JOINED WING “HALE” UAV IS FINALLY ABOUT TO FLY

It is widely assumed that this unique “joined wing” unmanned air system, or a follow-on scaled up version of it, will attempt to fulfill a similar mission set as the American Q-4 Global Hawk series of airframes and the craft has only been seen in what appears to be mockup form, until now. I would imagine that this core airframe design will be scaled larger over time, similar to the latest Global Hawk/Trident variations, so what you see here may be analogous to the developmental RQ-4As that are now serving NASA for test duties. Key roles of a HALE (High-Altitude-Long-Endurance) UAV like this will be for battlefield surveillance, and network relaying. In fact, a daisy chain of these aircraft could provide line of sight connectivity back to the mainland without satellite communications. Yet the most pressing need for China’s building military deterrence and “anti-access” capability will for this aricraft to extend far off China’s shores to gain targeting quality location data on enemy flotillas and sending that information back to the mainland to be distributed to China’s DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile squadrons. More can be read here about China’s unique need for high-quality long range maritime targeting capabilities: http://aviationintel.com/chinas-anti-ship-ballistic-missile-the-lost-rq-170-sentinel/

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One Response to IT LOOKS LIKE CHINA’S JOINED WING “HALE” UAV IS FINALLY ABOUT TO FLY

  1. IRANI says:

    aviationintel.com/chinas-anti-ship-ballistic-missile-the-lost-rq-170-sentinel/ ….. no and no …..

    General Hajizadeh has rejected China and Russia interference.
    General Hajizadeh also said that RQ-170 designed for ISR missions and invade jobs(Like bombard).

    …it’s not just anti radar paint, according to commander, RQ170 is even equipped with a system to equalize the drone’s temperature with environment, a system that Americans are talking about as their future projects…..General Hajizadeh Said : RQ 170 isn’t a normal drone, and with claiming it, Iran has found a lot od secret American documents…
    Hajizadeh commander of aerospace force of IRGC says, engines of RQ-170 doesn’t produce temperature difference with environment around it, so thermal sensors can’t track it…Sound of this engine isn’t audible after a certain distance, too and doesn’t produce white smoke too…

    Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iran moved as much as 35 years ahead in building drone engines by reverse engineering the US drone, RQ-170 which was tracked and hunted down in Iran late in 2011.
    ………………………………………………………….
    RQ-170 is future of , stealth , metamaterials , photonic , electronic , computing , devices , avionic , navigation , SIGINT & ELINT systems , sensors & detectors , and and and…
    Iran isn’t idiot that give future American technologies to Russia or China, some of them aren’t known…
    RQ-170 is very very very important for america and iran…

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