Various UAV and UCAV designs from Eastern Asia

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Hi,

The Singapore Technologies Aerospace is developing two new
versions of its Skyblade II UAV,the first Skyblade III,it is an all
electric hand-launch close-range vehicle and the second Skyblade
IV,which will be significantly larger airvehicle in the short-range tactical
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and also with urban aeronautics
http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/news/OTHER%20NEWS/tata-advanced-sys-explore-opportunityurban-aeronautic/16/21/326511


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hesham said:
Hi,

I can't ID this Chinese UAV,only they said it was BZK-005 ?.

http://cnair.top81.cn/UAV/BZK-005a.jpg

Indeed Hesham, it is BZK-005:

http://cnair.top81.cn/UAV/BZK-005.jpg

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2009/10/chinas-global-hawk-revealed.html
 

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Hi,

here is the Micro-turbine powered HFT-40 and HFT-60 UAVS.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/10/18/218666/micro-turbine-powered-hft-40-and-hft-60-uavs-unveiled-as-surveillance-assets.html
 

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Can some of our Japanese friends translate this article? http://www6.atwiki.jp/namacha/pages/228.html

It seems that it shows some real examples of the UCAV development in South Korea.
 

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Matej said:
Can some of our Japanese friends translate this article? http://www6.atwiki.jp/namacha/pages/228.html

It seems that it shows some real examples of the UCAV development in South Korea.

Anyone? I really would like to know, if the picture I posted is only a X-45A WT model or if its something actively developed in the Korea.
 

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Again something starnge from China ... :eek:

And again the usual big quetion: Either someone's fan-art, FAKE, psed ... or the prototype / sub-scale RC-model of something that looks a lot like the Dark sword

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Once again a psed photo .... :mad:
 

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Once again me with something strange and esp. in mind of the latest Chinese fake I'm quite unsure. On the other hand "Weimeng" is one of the most reliable photographer around in China ... but maybe again a Psed Fake or even simply a "foreign" UAV taken by him !???

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The size of the antenna suggests a small remote controlled model, two to four feet span, with a fake nose boom. That would be my guess. A model of that size would be of no use aerodynamically to a real program, so that's most likely a hobbyist toy.
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Looks definitely real and definitely like a small-scale proof-of-concept R/C model to me.
 

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latest info, it seems to be a sub-scale demonstrator apparently from Shenyang with project and is reportedly a wingspan of 2m.


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Mystery solved ...seems to be only a "demonstration" of different RC-models made by enthusiasts ! ;D

... but they practicing carrier-landings too. :eek:

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Are they enthusiasts? They have the avic logo and everything.

I wonder if the models are for testing automated carrier landings -- I thought there wouldn't really be a need for such small scale test articles given the strength of the chinese aviation industry and that we are supposed to see the first large ucav fly within a year or so.
 

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That's exactly my point ! Are these really "only" enthusiasts, which show their RC-models flown on a maybe AVIC-sponsored "family"-day ... or what ?

Deino


PS: answer added ! ???
 

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posted by "AssassinsMace" but found at the CDF there's an intersting news report on the AVIC Cup.

[video=youtube;If1qJd-9v5g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If1qJd-9v5g&NR=1[/video]
 

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http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/02/here-comes-chinas-drones/
 

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http://www.popsci.com/china-shows-holographic-ground-control-system-drones
 

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http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?245072
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCsy1MqGdyM&feature=player_embedded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fsRbWoeaA&feature=player_embedded

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/24/9202193/sony-drone-prototype-airplane-quadcopter​

EDIT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btT3_SR7rE0&feature=player_embedded

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/24/watch-sonys-first-aerosense-drone-take-flight/​
 

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Oh now that is neat! Cool design! although i imagine that its sacrificed a fair bit of payload carrying capacity to gain VTOL performance.
 

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http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002614942

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201512110064
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x9uS6xUfjl4
http://wap.engadget.com/2015/12/13/security-drone-chases-intruders/​
 

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Regarding reply #24: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002649414

Drones to play disaster-relief role next year

The Yomiuri Shimbun

A Sony Corp.-affiliated firm will start as early as spring next year a drone project to deliver relief goods to areas that become isolated in the event of an earthquake or torrential rain, it has been learned.

In response to requests by local governments and medical institutions regarding disasters, Tokyo-based Aerosense Inc. is to dispatch high-performance drones for the delivery of relief items such as medical supplies and communications equipment to isolated areas that ships and automobiles cannot access because roads are cut off and ports are damaged or destroyed.

This will be the first time for drones to be used for this purpose in Japan.

The drone manufacturing company is to test-fly drones jointly with the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry in Chiba Prefecture in January and February.

After analyzing safety issues, the company aims to start operations as early as March.

Aerosense was jointly established by Sony’s wholly owned subsidiary Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and robotics firm ZMP Inc. in August.

The firm believes the business environment is favorable to start the project as the revised Civil Aeronautics Law, which came into effect this month, allows drones to operate without prior permission in rescue operations during emergencies.

The drone — which is shaped like an airplane, takes off and lands vertically and measures 160 centimeters long by 220 centimeters wide — can carry packages with a maximum weight of one kilogram.

The drone can fly at more than 100 kph for over one hour if weather conditions are suitable. This makes it possible for the drone to deliver relief goods 100 kilometers away. Aerosense will later consider where to set up bases for the drones.

In the envisaged project, the drones are to be sent to disaster-hit areas in the event of roads being cut off due to earthquakes, torrential rain or heavy snow after being transported by road to points close to those areas.

The drones would also be effective for sending relief goods to remote islands when vessels cannot access them after port facilities and ships are damaged.


In December last year, some areas in Tokushima Prefecture were cut off due to heavy snowfall. When record torrential rain hit eastern Japan in September, some residents in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, were isolated.

Even if the weather improves, relief work using helicopters in mountainous regions and elsewhere may not be effective because it is not easy to find suitable takeoff and landing locations.
 

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thediplomat_2015-12-28_13-56-30-386x216.jpg

http://thediplomat.com/2015/12/vietnam-reveals-new-drone-for-patrolling-the-south-china-sea/​
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/20120709/52/2
 

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Wow, they're slow on the uptake. The Chinese have been selling MALE drones to the Mideast for years now.
 

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I think the scale of the sales is what has caught them by surprise.
 

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