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China upgraded UAV Cai Hong 4

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China is making further strides in creating military drones. According to janes.com, the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) has tested the updated version of the drone Cai Hong 4.


China upgraded UAV Cai Hong 4


Drones Cai Hong 4 (CH-4, "Rainbow-4") are produced by the CAAA Academy, which is part of the state-owned CASC corporation. UAVs began to enter into service with the PLA Air Force in 2013. “Rainbow-4” is available in two versions - there is a reconnaissance device CH-4А with a flight time of up to 30 hours and a reconnaissance-impact CH-4В capable of carrying up to 350 kg of combat load on four external suspension nodes.

In late January, the CAAA tested a new version of the drone, called the CH-4C. The developers do not disclose the characteristics of the new modification, but it is known that the new drone will have an increased payload and be equipped with a more powerful electric generator. In addition, CH-4C will receive an updated data processing system and a modern electronic architecture.

The CH-4C will work in adverse weather conditions and is compatible with the new 100-kg laser-guided bombs. Also, the new modification will be equipped with improved intelligence modules and will be able to carry a module of electronic intelligence.

The Cai Hong 4 are considered to be analogous to the American MQ-9 Reaper UAVs. The wingspan of the "Rainbow-4" is 18 m, the maximum take-off weight (for the first two modifications) is 1,3 tons. According to unofficial data, these drones are already exported to Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, reports "Warspot".
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janes.com
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  1. ancestors from Don
    ancestors from Don 3 March 2018 15: 27
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    Impact drones are the future of attack aircraft, a very promising weapon at a relatively low cost.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 3 March 2018 15: 32
      +1
      Quote: Ancestors from the Don
      Impact drones are the future of attack aircraft, a very promising weapon at a relatively low cost.

      I agree..! But the main access code to pick up such things and keep quiet hehe))) bully
      1. ancestors from Don
        ancestors from Don 3 March 2018 15: 38
        +6
        I think this is not fantasy, the day will come when drones with artificial intelligence will fight in the sky. My personal quadrocopter already today reigns supreme in the sky over the areas of neighbors and beats their cats))).
        1. poquello
          poquello 3 March 2018 15: 53
          +1
          Quote: Ancestors from the Don
          I think this is not fantasy, the day will come when drones with artificial intelligence will fight in the sky. My personal quadrocopter already today reigns supreme in the sky over the areas of neighbors and beats their cats))).

          beats with artificial intelligence?
        2. Partyzan
          Partyzan 3 March 2018 15: 54
          +1
          Quote: ancestors from the Don
          My personal quadrocopter already today reigns supreme in the sky over the areas of neighbors and beats their cats))).

          well you are a sadist
        3. taiga2018
          taiga2018 3 March 2018 16: 32
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          Quote: ancestors from the Don
          . My personal quadrocopter already today reigns supreme in the sky over the neighborhoods of neighbors and beats their cats

          so soon your neighbors will arm themselves and you will begin aerial battles ...
        4. yehat
          yehat 7 June 2019 12: 45
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          or cats beat a quadrocopter ...
  2. san4es
    san4es 3 March 2018 15: 41
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    these drones are already exported to Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia


    Chinese-made SN-4V long-range reconnaissance and unmanned aerial vehicles at one of Iraqi air bases
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 3 March 2018 15: 56
      +2
      Quote: san4es
      Chinese-made SN-4V long-range reconnaissance and unmanned aerial vehicles at one of Iraqi air bases

      Sanya hi what can I say I am glad for our Chinese comrades, when will our ours appear?
      1. san4es
        san4es 3 March 2018 16: 16
        +1
        hi I’m healthy.
        ours when will appear?

        ... appeared long ago ... but did not multiply crying
        1. Partyzan
          Partyzan 3 March 2018 16: 32
          +2
          Quote: san4es
          But did not multiply

          there is no chief michurinets on them - Beria angry
          1. san4es
            san4es 3 March 2018 16: 47
            +2
            ... for that there are other UAVs wink :
            Drums


            ... and spotters for them
            1. Partyzan
              Partyzan 3 March 2018 16: 51
              +3
              Quote: san4es
              ... For that there are other UAVs:

              so this is from a series of cruise guided missiles
              1. seos
                seos 4 March 2018 10: 32
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                Well, OF representatives of the Moscow Region declare that Russian strike UAVs are used in Syria ...
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 March 2018 15: 52
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    What to say? The technological "superiority" of the striatum melts at an alarming rate. Ours also had a lot of things in zashniks. Including UAV. True, they haven’t shown such big ones yet ... wassat
  4. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 3 March 2018 15: 58
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    Cai Hong 4 are considered analogues of the American UAV MQ-9 Reaper

    Let them try in the fighting ... Russia will be an arbiter!
  5. jovanni
    jovanni 3 March 2018 16: 07
    +1
    The president’s noticeably lacked positive information about similar weapons. Ours. Let's hope in a year to tell ...
  6. prapor75m
    prapor75m 3 March 2018 16: 12
    +2
    Quote: MIKHAN
    But the main access code to pick up such things and keep quiet hehe)))

    the main thing is that we have such (more precisely, better) appear as soon as possible .... and then we will heck
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    1. ancestors from Don
      ancestors from Don 3 March 2018 18: 30
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      And if you miss and get into yours? and now you are no longer a baby, but Carlson.
      1. prapor75m
        prapor75m 3 March 2018 19: 59
        +1
        where do you live "hero"? with those who can’t answer, only brave I’ll see angry I am a Moscow regional wedge, if you are next to great joy I will meet angry
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    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 3 March 2018 20: 10
      +2
      Quote: prapor75m
      Quote: ancestors from the Don
      I think this is not fantasy, the day will come when drones with artificial intelligence will fight in the sky. My personal quadrocopter already today reigns supreme in the sky over the areas of neighbors and beats their cats))).

      then you are not a man, they can only scoff at animals - if I weren’t your neighbor, your copter would cram you into your asshole angry

      I also do not understand the cruel treatment of cats. If a person enjoys the torment of an animal, he is dangerous to society and must be isolated, because on occasion, he may try to enjoy the torment of man.
  8. faiver
    faiver 3 March 2018 17: 34
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    Why are they still not exported to Russia?