16/07/2020

China Conducts First Flight of Maritime Version of CH-5 Drone

China Conducts First Flight of Maritime Version of CH-5 Drone – link

Source: Defense World

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  • A maritime version of China’s CH-5 conducted its first flight recently
  • The next tests will involve more intensive sea environments
  • Compared to the standard version of the CH-5, the maritime version was improved to cope with high-temperature, humid and salt fog situations at sea. For instance, connectors of parts were replaced with titanium to adapt to maritime environments, the company said
  • With a wing span of 21 meters and a ceiling of 8,300 meters, the standard CH-5 has a maximum endurance of 35 hours, a top speed of 300 kilometers an hour, a maximum takeoff weight of 3,300 kilograms, and a payload weight of 480 kilograms according to the manufacturer

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