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Chinese drone drone in Iraqi army aviation

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On the web there were photos of Chinese drones of the CH-4 series (Cai Hong 4 - "Rainbow-4"), which are in service with the army aviation Iraq It is reported bmpd.




CH-4 series UAVs are designed and manufactured by the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) located in Beijing.



Since 2013, the devices, which are considered to be a kind of analogue of the American MQ-1 Predator UAVs, are being adopted by the PLA Air Force.



UAV CH-4 has a wingspan of 18 m and take-off weight up to 1300 kg. “There are two variants of the CH-4 series UAV - reconnaissance (CH-4А) with a flight time up to 30 hours, and reconnaissance-impact (CH-4В) capable of carrying, on four external suspension nodes, up to 350 kg of combat load, which can new AR-1 missiles (45 kg mass, laser guidance system) and small-sized FT-5 guided bombs (100 kg caliber, satellite guidance system) are used, ”the material says.



The duration of the flight of the shock UAV with the maximum combat load is limited to the 14-th hours.

Photos used:
https://dambiev.livejournal.com
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  1. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 16 February 2018 13: 59
    +7
    It is interesting to listen to reviews on combat use.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 16 February 2018 14: 00
      +7
      Quote: ul_vitalii
      It is interesting to listen to reviews on combat use.

      In any case, the Chinese fellows
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 16 February 2018 14: 04
        +9
        That's right. Complex: control, glider, weapons. It looks like price-quality has caught Iraq's attention. hi
        1. cniza
          cniza 16 February 2018 14: 51
          +2
          Only money was allocated by the USA, why?
      2. Nasrat
        Nasrat 16 February 2018 14: 08
        +1
        Quote: RUSS

        In any case, the Chinese fellows


        Yeah, the Chinese had someone to analyze military trends in the distant 90s
      3. Abrash
        Abrash 16 February 2018 14: 22
        +4
        Really well done, why reinvent the "bicycle" when it is possible to create an acceptable drone based on copying existing samples now. But if Russia had such samples, it would surely have saved several lives of our Russian pilots!
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 16 February 2018 14: 15
      +1
      Yeah We need to improve our "Kalash" on the firing range of up to 4 km. belay
    3. svp67
      svp67 16 February 2018 14: 30
      +1
      Quote: ul_vitalii
      It is interesting to listen to reviews on combat use.

      But I wonder, why did Iraq buy them? What would give Americans an opportunity to compare?
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 16 February 2018 14: 16
    +3
    And we will try our own for a couple of decades! We fly into each of a million hours, and again, we will begin to experience other options, a couple of decades.
  3. san4es
    san4es 16 February 2018 14: 20
    0
    CH-4 series UAVs are designed and manufactured by the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) located in Beijing.

  4. Alexander War
    Alexander War 16 February 2018 15: 46
    0
    Chinese attack drones CH-4V in the army aviation of Iraq
  5. faiver
    faiver 16 February 2018 15: 54
    0
    and that’s why ours won’t buy a dozen from the Chinese
  6. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 17 February 2018 23: 16
    0
    Quote: faiver
    and that’s why ours won’t buy a dozen from the Chinese

    Probably because these devices are almost disposable and we don’t need it - for us it’s expensive, but it’s of little use.