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Indonesia purchased Chinese drones Wing Loong I

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The Indonesian Air Force will receive a long-duration 4 Chinese reconnaissance-impact UAV Wing Loong I, reports bmpd with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.




The contract for the purchase of 4-x devices was signed in 2017 year, their entry into Indonesia is expected in 2018 year.

It is reported that “UAV (Wing Loong I (Yilong-1, Pterodactyl I) developed Chengdu aviation Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in Chengdu, and has been mass-produced since 2009. ” Adopted by the PLA under the designation GJ-1 - Gongji-1.

The UAV Wing Loong I (Pterodactyl I) has characteristics comparable to the American drone General Atomics MQ-1 Predator.

“Wing Loong I has a take-off weight of up to 1150 kg, equipped with a 100 hp piston engine. and is capable of carrying a payload weighing up to 200 kg. For the device developed several types of guided weapons. The flight duration is up to 20 hours, ”the article says.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 5 March 2018 13: 16
    0
    It is interesting for the UAV Indonesia China than pay ... Oil?
    1. faiver
      faiver 5 March 2018 13: 20
      +4
      I’m more interested in why our people don’t buy
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 5 March 2018 13: 26
        +2
        Quote: faiver
        I’m more interested in why our people don’t buy

        The Chinese are guys punchy and assertive. It is possible that the Indonesians were satisfied not only with the price, but also with some extra. conditions of a contract .
        1. ul_vitalii
          ul_vitalii 5 March 2018 13: 32
          +6
          When the Chinese are profitable, they become oh how flexible. smile
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 5 March 2018 13: 34
            +2
            That's for sure, in conquering new markets you can sometimes give up profit. wink
      2. Nasrat
        Nasrat 5 March 2018 13: 28
        +1
        I guess: mine on the way!
        1. faiver
          faiver 5 March 2018 13: 49
          +1
          which is ten years on the way? crawling from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad could already be reached several times ... laughing
          1. prapor75m
            prapor75m 5 March 2018 14: 51
            0
            about hypersonic weapons and an underwater drone, we also suddenly found out .... wink perhaps soon it will become known about the Russian strike UAVs, several types are being tested, for example this
            1. faiver
              faiver 5 March 2018 14: 57
              +1
              you forgive me, but the cartoons at the darkest performance for me remained cartoons ...
              1. prapor75m
                prapor75m 5 March 2018 15: 02
                0
                each has its own shortcomings wink
        2. donavi49
          donavi49 5 March 2018 14: 18
          +1
          Well, it’s clear. It’s like, for example, with Indonesia, which can build a landing ship of a successful project in 16 months, which is much more functional than anything in the Navy and for ridiculous money — but this is the policy of how the Navy buys a landing ship, not from France, but from Indonesia , which on the map then 2 / 3 population will not find.

          Also here. Although Indonesia is quite a normal deal. This strike UAV is not a prodigy - but it has been tested in real combat in Iraq. Where he showed himself quite well, both in the role of an attack apparatus and in the role of a reconnaissance gunner.

          It was possible to take better from the Americans - but not the fact that they sold, or rather, most likely they would not have sold.
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 5 March 2018 19: 54
            0
            Ours do not buy, because the Chinese will not sell to us.
            1. faiver
              faiver 5 March 2018 19: 57
              0
              why is this if not a secret? let's buy through Iraq or Pakistan
  2. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 5 March 2018 13: 26
    +2
    If you don’t have your own drums, then why not buy a couple ...
  3. Alexander War
    Alexander War 5 March 2018 13: 35
    +1
    Quote: faiver
    I’m more interested in why our people don’t buy

    Because, we don’t have drone UAVs even for our Army
    1. faiver
      faiver 5 March 2018 13: 50
      +3
      as a result, we bury the pilots and reward them posthumously ...
      say big words at the funeral ...
    2. Klaus
      Klaus 5 March 2018 14: 19
      +3
      But we make a wheeled tank ... laughing
      I’ve moved a little away from the “messenger” euphoria about nuclear engines, lasers, hypersonic missiles, underwater bathyscaphes ... Under the screams of our technical superiority, some very unpleasant things emerge:
      “It turns out we don’t have as a class of drone UAVs.”
      - “Super weapons” SU-57 greatly loses appeal in the eyes of “partners” - Indians. In particular, due to engines and avionics.
      - The Armata tank shines so far only in parades and at exhibitions, and not in the troops. Moreover, the troops would be happy not just with Armata, but with the modern T-90
      - About Armata - as a single platform, they somehow bashfully forgot ... What kind of Kurganets there ... a tank would be brought to mind.
      - While Armata "menacingly" defiled "in parades, over our heads, an American unmanned reusable spacecraft X-37v had flown a long time ago.
      - We DO NOT have an early space detection system for ballistic missile launches. The former "Eye" died with the USSR. Now in geostationary orbit there is a short tail of several satellites (2 or 3 in my opinion). Add a grouping to highly elliptical orbits - there’s not enough strength or sense.
      ... Our bosses mastered beautiful infographics and high-profile statements well: we remember Rus, Clipper, Luna Resource, and trampolines, and a megawatt class Nuclear Power Generation ... We’re actually already on the Moon should have been in 18 year! laughing
      1. Alexander War
        Alexander War 5 March 2018 15: 42
        +1
        - While Armata "menacingly" defiled "in parades, over our heads, an American unmanned reusable spacecraft X-37v has long flown. It is generally not known what weapon the X-37B, and in fact the X-37B, is like a sword over any state!