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Largest Chinese-made UAV Makes Maiden Flight
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Chinese-Made Largest UAV Makes Maiden Flight In Gansu
(Source: People's Daily Online; published August 31, 2015)
The screen shot of a CNTV video shows that one of China's largest UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) has completed its maiden flight successfully. (Photo: CNTV)
In order to give way to the civilian aircraft, the UAV, "Rainbow 5", chose to fly in early morning. After 20-minitue of flight, it landed smoothly on the runway and stopped in accordance with the procedures set in advance. The whole process was completed by the vehicle itself.
The Rainbow 5 is a low altitude and long endurance UAV. With a wingspan of 20 meters, the Rainbow 5 UAV was developed to perform reconnaissance and strike missions and can cruise for more than 30 hours. Its take-off weight reaches 3 tons and has a load capacity of around 900 kilograms.