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China’s armed CH-3 drone spotted in Myanmar

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on

China’s armed CH-3  drone was spotted in Myanmar when preparing to fly. Myanmar to buy undisclosed number of new  Chinese CH-3  UAVs developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), also known as the 11th Academy of CASC.

The CH-3 is a fixed wing unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), also known as a combat drone or drone.  At the rear of the fuselage is the engine installation which drives a three-bladed propeller unit in a “pusher” arrangement. Specifications include a wingspan of 8 meters while performance displays a 12-hour endurance window with a payload maximum of 80 kilograms. Range is 2,400 kilometers.

China’s CH-3 drone, which made its debut at the 2008 Zhuhai Air Show, can reportedly carry two laser-guided AR-1 air-to-ground missiles, similar to the U.S. Hellfire missile.

The  CH-3  is operated by the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Pakistan and Myanmar .


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