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China presents flying wing stealth drone projects in Zhuhai

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Airshow China 2016
1 - 6 November 2016
Zhuhai - Jinwan Airport
 
 
China presents flying wing stealth drone projects in Zhuhai
 
Some B-2 style stealth unmanned aerial vehicles appeared at this 11th edition of Airshow China, being held until Nov. 6 in Zhuhai. Among them are the Star Glory SG-1 concept, showcased by the Chinese company Star UAV System Co. Ltd and the CH-805 designed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics.
     
Airshow China Zhuhai 2016 43China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics' CH-805 stealth drone project
     
The Star Glory SG-1 and the CH-805 adopt a stealth design which seems directly inspired from the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. They both feature a stealthy design and are powered by two engines inside the main fuselage with air inlets at the front and exhaust at the back.

If the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics didn’t disclosed more details about its project, the Beijing company revealed a few details about its own concept that may foreshadow the technical specifications of the Academy one.

According to Star UAV System is to features a 15 m wingspan, a length of 6.8 m and an overall height of 1.8 m. Its two engines will give it a maximum speed of 650 km/h and a cruise speed of 600 km/h.

The SG-1 will have an endurance of 8 hours within an operational ceiling of 12,000 m. The operators will be able to control it in a radius of 2,000 km. The whole UAV will have a take-off weight of 4,000 kg and will be designed to carry up to 400 kg of payload.

     
And the Star UAV System's Star Glory SG-1 UAV concept