posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:56 PM
New pictures have emerged of the Chinese High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAV known as the Soaring Dragon. It appears similar in some aspects to
the RQ-4 Global Hawk, but has unique features all its own. First flight was supposed to take place in 2009, but there is no evidence that is has
It's much smaller than the RQ-4, with a length of 47 feet, and a wingspan of 82 feet. No word on endurance, but the range is supposed to be just over
4300 miles. It is supposed to cruise at 60,000 feet, and perform as an ISR platform, as well as a communications relay.
What makes it interesting is that what should be the horizontal stabilizers come forward and attach to the wings, making a diamond box wing design.
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Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)