24/11/2020

Chinese media show Wing Loong-series UAV being used to airdrop supplies

Chinese media show Wing Loong-series UAV being used to airdrop supplies – link

Source: Jane’s

Article Headlines
  • Chinese state-owned media have released video footage showing a Wing Loong-series UAV apparently being trialed by the Chinese military in the logistics support role
  • Released on 20 November by Weihutang, a program about military affairs from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), the footage shows a munition-shaped canister – which CCTV says was carrying “supplies” – being loaded onto one of the UAV’s underwing hardpoints
  • Once in flight the multirole UAV is shown dropping the canister, which descends to a designated area via parachute and is then recovered
  • Weihutang noted that the video footage was originally released by the UAV’s manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), but provided no further details, including when and where the images were taken
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