Wing Loong II
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Wing Loong – II is an unmanned combat vehicle designed and developed by Chinese state owned “Aviation Industry Corporation of China” (AVIC). It belongs to the category of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs.

This UCAV has an operational radius of 1500 kilometers and has an payload capacity of about 400 kilograms. Wing Loong – II is an updated version of Wing Loong – I with better payload capacity and endurance.

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Specifications of Wing Loong – II UCAV:

  • Type: Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance, Armed Drone
  • Service ceiling: 9,900 m
  • Weight: 4,200 kg take-off
  • Speed: 370 km/h
  • Endurance: 32 hours
  • Dimensions: Lenght: 11.0 m; Wingspan: 20.5 m; Height: 4.1 m
  • Payloads equipment: GPS communication system, electro-optical pod with day light and infrared cameras and sensors, bombs, rockets or air-to-surface missiles.
  • Operators: China, Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

 

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Umair Aslam

Umair Aslam is a Founding Editor at Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defence journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and the South Asian Arms race. He has been extensively quoted in international publications such as the ‘EurAsian Times’.
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