Wing Loong II
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Wing Loong – II is an unmanned combat vehicle designed and developed by the 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 a 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, an electro-optical pod with daylight and infrared cameras and sensors, bombs, rockets, or air-to-surface missiles.
  • Operators: China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Combat losses: 

Saudi Arabia lost several Wing Loong 2 UAVs to Houthi Air Defense systems.

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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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