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Published a snapshot of the Chinese stealth drone GJ-11 with a flat nozzle in flight

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The first snapshot of the Chinese heavy reconnaissance and strike stealth drone GJ-11 Sharp Sword in flight has appeared on the popular Chinese social network Weibo. The device was developed by the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HAIG) aircraft corporation.


This year, the unit entered service with the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA).

Drone images have been published before, but no images of the GJ-11 in flight have existed before.

Published a snapshot of the Chinese stealth drone GJ-11 with a flat nozzle in flight

The device is used both for reconnaissance and as an attack drone. On the internal and external sling, it is capable of carrying up to two tons of payload. Its maximum take-off weight is 10 tons. The Chinese UAV is capable of speeds of 900-1000 km / h. Its combat radius is 1,2 thousand kilometers. The drone is equipped with a jet engine and, thanks to the use of stealth technology, is stealthy.

Previously, he could be seen in October 2019, when he took part in the Parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. In addition, the unmanned aerial vehicle, made according to the flying wing scheme, was demonstrated at a closed UAV exhibition held at the PLA Malan air base, where it was even removed from the satellite.

One of the features of this Chinese drone is the flat nozzle.

Photos used:
https://twitter.com/jesusfroman, https://twitter.com/TheDeadDistrict
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  1. kursovik
    kursovik 20 January 2021 17: 57
    +8
    Someone and something he reminds me of .. wink Well, all the same, the Chinese are great, they know how to concentrate resources and lead a planned economy ..
    1. lucul
      lucul 20 January 2021 17: 59
      -4
      Well, all the same, the Chinese are great, they know how to concentrate resources and lead a planned economy ..

      Interesting - a copy of whose engines is on this UAV? )))
      1. Prax1
        Prax1 20 January 2021 18: 05
        -24%
        Obviously not ours, look at our "hunter", which looks very ugly with our nozzle.
        1. hirurg
          hirurg 20 January 2021 18: 12
          +8
          Stealth aircraft are remarkably similar. Isn't it? ... It makes no sense to argue who stole from whom. It's like arguing, since the first person drew a triangle.
          The most interesting in the materials of manufacture, engines ...
          And as far as I remember, a flat nozzle for stealth. Rounded - preferred for maneuverability. Ugliness ... Let ours be worse, but more effective.
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 20 January 2021 18: 22
            +3
            By the way, we were the first in this. Well, more precisely the USSR.

            In the USSR, since 1922, Boris Cheranovsky was engaged in the design and construction of gliders and light aircraft of the "flying wing" type (BEACH gliders).



            1. Undecim
              Undecim 20 January 2021 19: 51
              +6

              The first flying wing aircraft, the Dunne D.1 airframe by Irish aeronautical engineer John William Dunn, took off in 1907.
          2. Boa kaa
            Boa kaa 20 January 2021 19: 46
            +9
            Quote: hirurg
            Let ours be worse, but more effective.

            Our S-70 will be "more terrible" because it is more effective than the GJ-11 whale! laughing
            LTH mandarins are not published. And what is given in the article - by eye, from a photo - is fortune telling on the coffee grounds.
            For that we are a lot, but they refused their "47" ... They did not have a "stone flower"! And he also flew, and even sat on the avik himself ...
            So, wait for the trocha ... see him in the case with the TSA on board ... And then roll up panegyrics. bully
            AHA.
            1. stalki
              stalki 21 January 2021 08: 27
              0
              Our S-70 will be "more terrible" because it is more effective than the GJ-11 whale!
              LTH mandarins are not published. And what is given in the article - by eye, from a photo - is fortune telling on the coffee grounds.
              For that we are a lot, but they refused their "47" ... They did not have a "stone flower"! And he also flew, and even sat on the avik himself ...
              So, wait for the trocha ... see him in the case with the TSA on board ... And then roll up panegyrics.
              AHA.
              Right. And the nozzle is strange. He should have seen at night what escapes him. The impression is that they have not put what is meant there. In the infrared range to monitor.
        2. Volkof
          Volkof 20 January 2021 18: 20
          +3
          Real photos of this drone in flight are similar to the "Hunter" and it has a round nozzle. The Chinese drone flew with an afterburner engine, and it's not a fact that this is not some kind of AL, or its copy ...
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLeD5nwuglc&t=97s
          (after 7 minutes of the video).
          1. alexmach
            alexmach 20 January 2021 18: 41
            0
            All twins are straight. The only difference is the nozzles.
            1. koramax81
              koramax81 21 January 2021 22: 31
              +1
              the same can be said about the Su-27, MiG-29, F-15 - they are also similar
        3. kursovik
          kursovik 20 January 2021 18: 37
          +1
          Quote: Prax1
          Obviously not ours, look at our "hunter", which looks very ugly with our nozzle.

          It is difficult to judge by the picture, maybe they just closed them and are supposedly invisible, etc.
          And the exhaust heats up the structure even more .. China is a tricky country and it is unlikely that it will show anything concrete, usually it’s cheaper and easier. hi
        4. Yaro Polk
          Yaro Polk 20 January 2021 18: 41
          +12
          And the sad ... is always ashamed of the country)
        5. Flooding
          Flooding 20 January 2021 19: 50
          +6
          Quote: Prax1
          Obviously not ours, look at our "hunter", which looks very ugly with our nozzle.

          Buddy, the engine is not the nozzle, the nozzle is not the engine.
          The logic of the whole proposal is lame.
          The engines are not ours, because our nozzle is not flat.
        6. Cron
          Cron 20 January 2021 19: 56
          0
          Quote: Prax1
          Obviously not ours, look at our "hunter", which looks very ugly with our nozzle.

          So he will not have such a nozzle, they have already said about it.
        7. Alex_K
          Alex_K 21 January 2021 06: 27
          +1
          Our hunter is also covered in warts ...
      2. Volkof
        Volkof 20 January 2021 18: 05
        +8
        This is not interesting! The distinguishable photographs of this drone in parade and in flight have a different machine, it is easy to determine by the shape and proportions of the trailing edge of the aircraft! There are questions about the shapes in the area of ​​the air intake, or maybe even the lantern! But the latter can be attributed to the quality of the photo. No need to devote an article to fakes and make not only assumptions from this, but also sudden conclusions!
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 20 January 2021 18: 16
          +1
          Yeah, more like a modified Lijan



          CH-7 can also be


          Or another new project.
      3. Tusv
        Tusv 20 January 2021 20: 25
        -5
        Quote: lucul
        Interesting - a copy of whose engines is on this UAV? )))

        Judging by the tasks - subsonic flight. TCM technologies of the 50s of the last century. By the way, Our Hunter was not tested for supersonic
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 20 January 2021 20: 49
          0
          Quote: Tusv
          By the way, Our Hunter was not tested for supersonic

          And they will not experience it, a supersonic flight for this scheme is impossible.
        2. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 21 January 2021 08: 49
          0
          Here the nozzle of the turbojet engine is subsonic, and the turbojet engine was stuck on the Hunter, which is.
      4. bayard
        bayard 20 January 2021 22: 40
        -2
        The UAV itself is reminiscent of the Skat strike UAV of the MiG Design Bureau in terms of its size, shape and characteristics. And the engine is probably the same there. Without afterburner, but with flat nozzle.
      5. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 21 January 2021 08: 47
        0
        Similar in size to any RD-93
    2. krops777
      krops777 21 January 2021 07: 36
      0
      Published a snapshot of the Chinese stealth drone GJ-11 with a flat nozzle in flight


      Well, with that dummy that on the car, a photo of a year old and the one that is not the same in flight.
  2. Prax1
    Prax1 20 January 2021 18: 02
    -24%
    It looks awesome, it's a pity that our hunter doesn't have a flat nozzle.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 20 January 2021 18: 09
      +11
      Ashes1 - our C70 already has a flat nozzle, on those two copies that are now being done for the research center, where they will be boosted.
    2. Antokha
      Antokha 20 January 2021 18: 22
      +9
      Ours are in no hurry. It is clear that it will be available if needed. And the Chinese go out of their way to make exactly the wrapper to show. that we, and we like you, like the best. Not the fact that the device is thought out and effective. They are now at some stage of bragging, dizzy with success.
      1. kursovik
        kursovik 20 January 2021 18: 47
        +2
        Quote: Anton
        Ours are in no hurry. It is clear that it will be available if needed. And the Chinese go out of their way to make exactly the wrapper to show. that we, and we like you, like the best. Not the fact that the device is thought out and effective. They are now at some stage of bragging, dizzy with success.

        I agree with you Anton, such a thought is slipping too .. Nobody has canceled Ponta yet, and in China as well. Outwardly beautiful machine, but the rest is questionable and big ..
    3. Volkof
      Volkof 20 January 2021 18: 37
      +1
      This photo is not Chinese, this is an American X-47B! This can be seen in the differences in the shape of the wing. In the American case, it is more straight in the terminal part, since it folds, and in the Chinese it is triangular, like a "hunter"! The Chinese slipped a photo of not their plane! Or maybe not the Chinese. Watch the video in full:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLeD5nwuglc&t=97s
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 20 January 2021 19: 12
        +5
        Here is the X-47B

        The Chinese is different from him
        1. Volkof
          Volkof 20 January 2021 19: 21
          +4
          Did you see it from the photo in flight, which was published in the article? There is a dummy layout on the parade! I gave the address of the video! And you give me one photo of one UAV! It is not correct, and even with sudden categorical conclusions! What are you comparing with what? What is different from what? The Chinese, perhaps, have never flown such a UAV with a flat nozzle! The article contains a fake with a high probability and a photo of a non-Chinese UAV! It is now clear ?
        2. Volkof
          Volkof 20 January 2021 20: 11
          +2
          In the photo in the air in the article X-47B! Your photo clearly confirms this! See:
          1. Bending of the leading edge of the wing inward.
          2. The characteristic shape of the wing tips with a bevel in the form of an additional bend.
          3. The line of the trailing edge of the wing consists of approximately equal links in length, and their tops are on the same line.
          Despite the similarity, there is nothing like this on the Chinese versions! They have a straight line of the leading edge of the wing, without kinks and a disproportionate kink line of the trailing edge of different lengths with the vertices of the conjugation of the links at different distances, not on the same line ...
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 20 January 2021 21: 43
            +2
            Here is a Chinese drone in flight at maximum magnification.
            Smooth leading edge of the wing.
            1. Volkof
              Volkof 20 January 2021 22: 42
              +2
              Is it even? And I think not quite? And the proportions behind, and the shape of the tips? Does the Chinese have significantly shorter trailing edges adjacent to the engine than the trailing edges of the wing? Closer to the X-47B! We can agree that the quality of the photo does not allow us to assert something concrete! This photo doesn't even confirm that it has a flat nozzle! Just a fake and a guess ... What is the first time or what? Chinese masters and other fake shooters too!
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 20 January 2021 23: 01
                0
                Not a single fake from the Chinese military-industrial complex has been noticed over the past 20 years.
                The prototype is hidden, when the prototype goes into series - it is published.
                1. Volkof
                  Volkof 21 January 2021 00: 04
                  -3
                  Oh, is it? And the story of modern engines? A very rash statement! We even bought a batch of Su-35s to get extra, more modern engines! And they don't have an engine for their drone! In the USA they took it from the F16, they just made it a non-afterburner! Where's the Chinese from?
                  1. voyaka uh
                    voyaka uh 21 January 2021 00: 36
                    +2
                    What do fakes have to do with it? They did not deceive anyone, did not hide the fact that they installed Russian engines on their planes. What's wrong with that? Only from last year they began to put their own.
                    1. Zaurbek
                      Zaurbek 21 January 2021 08: 51
                      +4
                      Moreover, as with the Hunter, we do not know anything about the filling. And China can already make a flying UAV better than the Russian Federation.
                  2. avdkrd
                    avdkrd 21 January 2021 01: 00
                    0
                    Quote: Volkof
                    In the USA they took it from the F16, they just made it a non-afterburner! Where did the Chinese come from?

                    In principle, they can take from the moment 21, aka J7. Quite comparable.
        3. Tusv
          Tusv 20 January 2021 20: 38
          -4
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Here is the X-47B

          In Popmeh, the Yankees in 2010 boasted that this pepelats had been planted on an aircraft carrier. In the same magazine, hyper - weapons were praised. Where ?. Something is serious in design and if there is a lot from an aircraft carrier - the air defense of the Russian Federation will sweat pretty much. And the exhaust is an unmanned tanker. Also not bad, but for the Native Paramilitary - I want to fight, but somehow not according to the Guards or something
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 20 January 2021 20: 58
            -1
            Quote: Tusv
            unmanned tanker

            He also lost this competition. Others do it according to the normal scheme. The flying wing is too highly specialized scheme suitable for bombers and scouts. Modern technologies make it possible to calculate and design airplanes according to a normal scheme with an EPR comparable to a flying wing.
          2. Volkof
            Volkof 20 January 2021 22: 47
            -1
            I hung the video, what are you fantasizing here? See, there is an answer to all your questions!
  3. yfast
    yfast 20 January 2021 18: 32
    +1
    How does a flat nozzle help stealth?
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 20 January 2021 18: 43
      +4
      Better dissipates hot engine exhaust, reduces heat signature.
  4. yfast
    yfast 20 January 2021 19: 19
    0
    Quote: alexmach
    Better dissipates hot engine exhaust, reduces heat signature.

    So the radar signature is almost the same?
    1. Andrey.AN
      Andrey.AN 21 January 2021 12: 14
      0
      This means that it reduces heat signature by dissipating engine thrust with the geometry of the nozzle, instead of reducing the thrust by fuel injection.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 20 January 2021 20: 48
    +3
    The first snapshot of the Chinese heavy reconnaissance and strike stealth drone GJ-11 Sharp Sword in flight has appeared on the popular Chinese social network Weibo. The device was developed by the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HAIG) aircraft corporation.

    Here, either the Chinese were asleep, or ours on VO, as always, reprinted without thinking?
    China's First Stealthy Killer Drone Takes Flight
    We know next to nothing about Beijing's 'Sharp Sword'
    War Is Boring
    Follow
    Nov 22, 2013 3 min read

    Pay attention to the date !!
  6. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 21 January 2021 04: 39
    0
    How would we not relate to the Chinese "copier". but they have successes. truth and show-off enough.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 21 January 2021 08: 52
      +2
      There is no one to copy in this area yet. There are no downed, captured, purchased vehicles. Everyone goes their own way. And the requirements for stealth parameters leave their mark on the design.
  7. Engineer
    Engineer 21 January 2021 09: 50
    0
    It is strange that no one noticed that there are different devices on the pictures.
  8. Andre___86
    Andre___86 21 January 2021 10: 13
    -1
    Well done to the Chinese. Fast and clear ...
  9. Adimius38
    Adimius38 21 January 2021 18: 27
    0
    well done. we have a lot to learn from them with our hunter