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China Reveals New Photos of CH-5 Attack Drone

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China’s Homemade ‘Rainbow 5’ Drone Completes Live-Fire Exercise

(Source: People's Daily Online; posted Sept 26, 2017)

The People’s Daily Online has posted photographs of the CH-5 medium-range, long endurance unmanned aircraft taken from different angles, and clearly showing details of its weapons fit.

China’s unmanned aerial vehicle CH-5, or “Caihong (Rainbow) 5,” completed a live-fire exercise earlier this month. The CH-5 is the latest drone developed by the Chinese Academy of Aerospace and Aerodynamics.

According to deputy chief designer Lan Wenbo, the CH-5 has already completed performance flight testing and entered into small-scale production. The drone, which measures about 11 meters in length and stands over four meters high, has a wingspan of 21 meters.

It is China’s largest drone for reconnaissance, surveillance, patrols, target positioning, and strike missions.