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Stealth drone aircraft in the five-year plan of CASIC

Beijing, China - Chinese engineers are also developing high-speed UAVs for reconnaissance and combat

The Chinese State owned company CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation) has in its five-year plan 2016-2020 the goal to develop an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) provided with stealth tecnology. At the same time the manufacturer wants to build drones for combat and recoinnassance capable to fly at high-speed. CASIC is the main provider for the Chinese space program, a manufacturer of cruise missile, tactical and strategic, of aerospace vehicles and other related technologies. Its deputy general manager Wei Yijin told to Chinese press that the changes occurring in the military field significantly changed the way of fighting and drone aircraft will be more and more necessary. Foreseeing the growing demand, the plan of the company is to develop new technologies that could be sold on foreign markets in the future. CASIC is known for its drones of the series WJ-600 -also known as HW-600- with its missile-like shape. Chinese aerospace industry is investing a lot in the development of UAV technologies. At the end of February Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) tested the multirole drone Wing Loong II, while China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) is getting ready to fly one of its drones in the stratosphere. For further details see AVIONEWS 1 and 2

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