Friday, August 12, 2011

Chinese Soar Dragon HALE UAV

| Friday, August 12, 2011 | 0 comments

Chinese Internet sources has revealed another image of new Chinese high altitude, high endurance, long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (HALE UAV), it's call Soar Dragon HALE. Soar Dragon HALE (high altitude, long endurance) UAV uses long thin diamond-shape wing structure to achieve larger wingspan which is suitable for sustained high altitude flight and long endurance. China displayed the model of the Chinese Soar Dragon UAV in its “Zhuhai Air Show” in 2006. But still a few real pictures published.

The Soar Dragon HALE are examined by the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, marked with the 'Cadi' logo on airplane. Soar Dragon UAV is reported to have normal take-off weight of 7500kg and it can carry a payload of 650kg. Soar Dragon UAV can cruise at speed of 750 kilometers per hour and its maximum range is 7000 kilometers.

Length : 14.3 m
Wingspan : 25 m
Height : 5.4 m
Normal takeoff weight : 7500 kg
Mission load : 650 kg
Cruising Altitude : 18 km
Cruise speed : 750 km/h
Range : 7000 km


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