21.1.2020

Chinese Drone Crashes in Cambodia

Chinese Drone Crashes in Cambodia – link

Source: UAS Vision

Article Headlines

  • The Cambodian Air Force is still investigating the drone which crashed in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district amid shrouding mystery
  • Gen Samnang, Air Force commander general, refused to reveal who owned the drone and where it was from
  • According to a military website identified the UAV: Harbin BZK-005, with ID number 1701002 and is believed to have been operated by a neighboring country for aerial surveillance when it went out of control and crashed

Overview & Comments

  • According to the article the BZK-005 has a few stealth features integrated into its design
  • A SATCOM provision is probably held in its large upper body dome
  • The BZK-005 has a cruising speed of around 170 km/hour, service ceiling 8,000 meters, MTOW is around 1,200 kg with a maximum payload of over 150 kg
  • Contact ABG-SC to learn more on the rise of Chinese UAS systems

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