In China, tested a new heavy three-engine drone

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In China, tested a new heavy three-engine drone

China has tested the latest heavy three-engine unmanned aerial vehicle. The tests took place at one of the airfields in the south-west of the country on January 16 this year. This is reported by Chinese media.

According to the publication, the drone was developed by the Chinese company Tengoen Technology (also known as Tengdun), founded in 2016. Moreover, this is the second drone developed by the company, earlier it launched into mass production the heavy UAV TB-001 Scorpion.



The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built on a two-fuselage scheme. The wingspan is 20 m, length - 10, height - 3,3 m. The maximum take-off weight reaches 3200 kg, while the drone can carry a payload of over one and a half tons.

According to the declared characteristics, the maximum speed drone is more than 300 km / h, the maximum ceiling is 9,5 km, the flight duration is at least 35 hours. To take off a drone with a maximum payload, a runway less than 500 meters long is required.


According to the developers, this drone was originally developed for civilian use, but the Chinese military has already paid attention to it. The drone can be used to perform a wide range of military tasks.
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    1. +2
      January 18 2020
      while the drone can carry a payload weighing more than one and a half tons.
      Well, how many explosive and murderous things can you hang on it?
      1. +5
        January 18 2020
        The Chinese are developing very fast what . Intelligence, seen at the level of working.
        Quote: svp67
        Well, how many explosive and murderous things can you hang on it?

        Why, the supply of the "front edge" without the participation of crews. The runway is less than 500 m. You can land on any track.
        1. 0
          January 18 2020
          Quote: LiSiCyn
          Why, the supply of the "front edge" without the participation of crews.

          For this purpose
          flight duration - not less than 35 hours.
          clearly unnecessary characteristic, and a helicopter UAV is better to use
          1. +7
            January 18 2020
            Quote: svp67
            flight duration - not less than 35 hours.

            This suggests that there can be many flights without service.
            Quote: svp67
            Yes, and a helicopter UAV is better to use

            I agree the "turntable" is easier with platforms. But the delivery speed is slower. And roominess, too.
            In general, there are plenty of use cases, there would be a base.
      2. +10
        January 18 2020
        I have vague doubts. With a weight of 3,2 tons - a payload of 1,5 tons. What's left for fuel, glider, etc.? Three engines definitely "eat" well.
        1. +1
          January 18 2020
          "With a weight of 3,2 tons - a payload of 1,5 tons" This is impossible. With a total weight of 3.2 tons, the payload cannot be more than 700-800 kg, especially since there are 3 engines.
          1. 0
            January 18 2020
            Fuel could be counted as part of the payload.
            1. 0
              January 18 2020
              Since when did fuel begin to be considered a payload? These are two mutually exclusive elements. You can take more than one, but you will have to sacrifice others. The Chinese obviously lied, and quite a bit.
              1. +1
                January 19 2020
                So, it’s also 35 hours in the air - some extraordinary characteristics of the device!
                Percussion, cargo or reconnaissance device?
                1. +2
                  January 19 2020
                  Quote: hydrox
                  Percussion, cargo or reconnaissance device?

                  "Chinese" laughing
                2. -3
                  January 19 2020
                  Strategic-purpose cargo, shock reconnaissance UAV of China's intergalactic fleet!
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      3. 0
        January 18 2020
        The Turkish drone "Akinci" is more realistic in terms of performance characteristics, more beautiful, and technically better equipped, from equipment to weapons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHQvxJv31E
        1. +1
          January 18 2020
          Quote: Oquzyurd
          The Turkish drone "Akinci" is more real in terms of performance characteristics, more beautiful, and technically better equipped, from equipment to weapons

          With one clarification, the engines on it are already considered "Chinese" ... and this can change a lot
          1. 0
            January 18 2020
            2 days ago, the Turks launched their engines on a series. Soon drones from the Bayraktar series (Bayraktar-TB2 and Akinci from Baykar) and Anka (Anka and Aksungur from TAI) will mainly fly on local engines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCu70Of3y2Y
            I add that they say that they can, if necessary, allow engines for different UAVs in different weight categories.
          2. +1
            January 18 2020
            The engines on it can be "Motor Sich". It has already been installed on "Bayraktar" and is being tested. There was a Turkish delegation - they walked around the plant, looked at what was agreed upon.
      4. 0
        January 19 2020
        Yes, in general, it’s not very much by modern standards. For reconnaissance, yes, it’s very good. For targeted attacks, like the American ones where there is no air defense as a concept. For something serious, in my uninformed opinion, strike UAVs are generally of little use. It’s rather
        weapon of terror.
    2. +9
      January 18 2020
      Just think experienced, it is now not fashionable. We must promise to launch it by 2030, and then promise the promise, but the people are so happy.
      1. +12
        January 18 2020
        You do not confuse China with Russia. There, for such promises, the official will be drowned in a sewer.
        1. 0
          January 18 2020
          No connection.
          This is a real project of a commercial company engaged in development and production.
          1. +3
            January 18 2020
            Say no? Chubais would have his head cut off there every day with his Rusnano! wink
        2. D16
          0
          January 19 2020
          You do not confuse China with Russia. There, for such promises, the official will be drowned in a sewer.

          Something for the ARJ-21 has not yet drowned anyone. However, for the C-919 it’s also time to drown someone:
          https://www.aex.ru/news/2020/1/17/207225/ laughing
    3. +3
      January 18 2020
      The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built on a two-fuselage scheme. The wingspan is 20 m, length - 10, height - 3,3 m.

      If this trend towards the enlargement of drones continues, I won’t be surprised to see, over time, a strategic strike drone comparable to the Tu-95 and B-52. winked
      1. +1
        January 18 2020
        Rather, it is a tendency to replace all dense aircraft with unmanned aerial vehicles.
    4. +11
      January 18 2020
      The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built on a two-fuselage scheme.

      And maybe still according to the "two-beam scheme", and not "two-fuselage" ??
      1. -6
        January 18 2020
        Quote: Old26
        And maybe still according to the "two-beam scheme", and not "two-fuselage" ??

        Do not find fault with the little things that are constantly characteristic of non-professional bloggers. After all, both you and everyone here perfectly understood what was at stake.
    5. -1
      January 18 2020
      What kind of authoritative Chinese publication is there, I suppose, I often hear links to a certain SOHU. It would be interesting to see in their publications about this drone:
      1. Did they promise his appearance or simply confronted a fait accompli?
      2. If its appearance was announced in advance, did it meet the stated deadline?
      3. Anyway, read the Chinese comments on this issue, who are they looking at as leaders and outsiders in this matter?
      1. +2
        January 18 2020
        Legislators of fashion in terms of unmanned aerial vehicles Israel and the United States, so if there is a comparison, then not with us)))
        1. +3
          January 18 2020
          Quote: nm76
          Trendsetters in terms of unmanned aerial vehicles Israel and the United States

          The Chinese have far surpassed the Israelis in many ways.
          Chinese jet drones
          https://topwar.ru/163725-kitajskie-bespilotnye-letatelnye-apparaty-s-reaktivnymi-dvigateljami.html
          1. -4
            January 18 2020
            When the Chinese begin to sell their UAVs to Russia, the USA and the EU, but let's talk about how they overtook Israel.
    6. -2
      January 18 2020
      Well, a Chinese even looks like an airplane, not a plywood box, like some products of our UAV builders ...
    7. +2
      January 18 2020
      the future is for drones - no need to carry the carcass of the pilot, the cockpit, and everything related to life support. and this is an overdrive of useless mass. certainly in agriculture and the transportation of goods for sure
    8. +10
      January 18 2020
      Quote: Piramidon
      Quote: Old26
      And maybe still according to the "two-beam scheme", and not "two-fuselage" ??

      Do not find fault with the little things that are constantly characteristic of non-professional bloggers. After all, both you and everyone here perfectly understood what was at stake.

      I don’t find fault, Stepan. These are not trifles. And you perfectly understand that these are two different aerodynamic schemes. For many, it doesn’t matter at all that the two-beam scheme is the two-fuselage one. But the resource is still military-technical, and implies at least accuracy in the definitions.
      1. +2
        January 18 2020
        I agree with Vladimir. In the case when it is necessary to place special emphasis on the "two-body" scheme, and the concepts are blurred - what to do? Here someone made remarks about "digit" and "number": the same vague concept is found everywhere and even in scientific literature. It annoys me. "Zero" and "zero" - where is the number (icon), and where is the number? "Order" instead of "about", "approximately", "approximately", ... - the concept of school mathematics (8th grade) "order of a real number" has been forgotten. Etc. I would like to preserve the culture of our language and concepts!
    9. +2
      January 18 2020
      TODAY, Chinese developers and industry are able to create and mass-produce ALL types of drones. In operation (including outside the PRC) more than a hundred aircraft.
    10. +1
      January 18 2020
      = The new Chinese drone is a three-engine aircraft, built according to the two-fuselage scheme. =
      Well, where are the two fuselages? Two tail booms - yes, but not two fuselages.
    11. +1
      January 18 2020
      I wonder why until now such drones do not carry parcels, mail, fresh fruit, say to the Far North. In theory, this is much cheaper than conventional air delivery, namely it is used, and from there on small settlements by rivers in the summer, by road in winter. UAV eats less, does not require insurance salaries for 2-3 pilots, etc. And for smaller settlements, smaller drones can be used, on the scheme of the convection plane, all the more such are being developed. And not a helicopter on the tundra.
      1. -2
        January 18 2020
        And they forgot about the airships ...
      2. +1
        January 18 2020
        Quote: Angrybeard
        why so far such drones do not carry parcels, mail, fresh fruit, say to the Far North.

        Why only to the Far North? Now there are, and not the first year, the development of drone delivery of goods from Pyaterochka, mail, spare parts, etc. Certain progress has been made in this direction. The richest people on the planet invest a lot of money in these technologies. While it is up to the development of propulsion systems, energy storage and artificial intelligence.
        1. 0
          January 18 2020
          Because delivering a drone with the same Amazon has already been worked out, it’s kind of like, they learned how to deliver pizza somewhere right on the lawn near the house, and this is not such a task, but I'm talking about a large board flight Krasnodar - the north with a load of fruits and vegetables there, fresh fish and venison to Moscow on a return flight. I saw a plot where blackened bananas cost some basic money in northern stores, because apparently the transport logistics included both an airplane and a helicopter
    12. -1
      January 18 2020
      A completely useless trough. Apparently another Chinese company is trying to get a piece of government procurement. Three engines, and even screw ones, is an obvious huge minus. The Chinese are full of much more interesting UAVs.
      1. 0
        January 19 2020
        Minus, you say? Huge? With a takeoff weight of 3200 - more than 1500 payload? Such a good minus ...
        1. 0
          January 19 2020
          And what does the load have to do with it? The airship will lift even more. An UAV is a consumable; China has a CH-4 and Wing Loong (aka Pterodactyl) as a strike, and Chengdu Xianglong, an impressive analogue of the US RQ-4 Global Hawk, is a long-range reconnaissance aircraft.
          Take-off weight 7500 kg
          Top speed 750 km / h
          Flight altitude 18 300 m
          Flight range up to 7000 km

          And how does the new three-engine shine in comparison with them? Cost of operation?
          1. -2
            January 19 2020
            Chengdu Xianglong, an impressive analogue of the state-owned RQ-4 Global Hawk
            Let's clarify! Paper! For he did not fly further than polygons.
    13. -1
      January 18 2020
      In tse toy !!!!! Well this is the skills of contraband fat can be taken !!!!

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