Sunday, July 14, 2024

Production of Chinese Pterodactyl I unmanned aerial vehicle show on CCTV 2 channel

On CCTV 2 channel to show production of Chengdu Pterodactyl I (also known as Wing Loong) is a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in the People’s Republic of China.

Production in progress for foreign customers.

The aircraft is suspected to carry a synthetic aperture radar system as well as FLIR (Forward-Looking Infra-Red). The total listed payload of the Pterodactyl series is expected to be in the vicinity of 220lbs on production-quality models. Listed specifications include a 175 mile per hour maximum speed, 2,500 mile operational range (with 20 hour mission endurance time reported) and an operating service ceiling of 16,400 feet.

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According to Chengdu, the Pterodactyl I has been undergoing flight testing and has proven successful, with the flight test program including weapons tests of both bombs and air-to-surface missiles.

Armament

  • 100 kilograms (220 lb) of air-to-surface weapons
  • Bombs
    • FT-10
    • FT-10
    • FT-9
    • FT-7
    • GB7
    • GB4
  • Missiles
    • BRM1
    • AKD-10

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