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PLA units with tactical UAV WZ-6 / BKK-6

The website of the PRC Ministry of Defense published a photo report from units equipped with WZ-6 / BKK-6 tactical UAVs, en masse coming into service with PLA artillery reconnaissance units from 2009. A light UAV equipped with a four-cylinder piston engine has a flight time of up to 12 hours.

The device is equipped with FLIR / CCD cameras on a small rotary turret. It is believed that it can also be equipped with a small radar. In the mushroom fairing - antenna for communication with the ground. Notice that the stars, obviously indicating the number of flights, are drawn only on two units of the unit (nine on one, four on the other). Probably only they are used in the process of combat training, saving the rest of the resource.

PLA units with tactical UAV WZ-6 / BKK-6

Before launching the UAV, measurements of wind strength and direction are taken to correct the direction
take off.

One of the two well-deserved "training" devices roll on the launcher.

Preparing the device for start-up.

The photo of the launch in the report shows another UAV, without the mushroom fairing of a telecommunications antenna.

Each WZ-6 control station can simultaneously monitor two devices.

Configure the ground control station antenna.

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  1. sergey261180
    sergey261180 22 June 2013 09: 11
    Not a predictor of course, but still better than nothing. The disadvantage of being launched by a rocket accelerator is that the position is unmasked at startup.
    1. Roll
      Roll 22 June 2013 12: 26
      wassat Well, and that what is being unmasked, I launched and drove off an empty truck, to whom it is interesting. And how many false launches you can try to distinguish.
  2. iulai
    iulai 22 June 2013 09: 55
    When the West just started developing drones, where was our General Staff? Why didn’t they start developing, why didn’t the events and importance of drones foresee? I believe that in the General Staff, as in all ministries of the Putin-Medvedev era, not professionals, but assholes ... are sitting here! Hence the punctures in the economy and in the defense industry. One stool worth it! If Stalin had so much free money from oil and gas, it’s scary even to imagine the state of the armed forces and the country.
    1. toldanger
      toldanger 22 June 2013 10: 01
      The Chinese are moving forward! What can you say about us.
    2. Argon
      Argon 23 June 2013 14: 30
      Drones appeared earlier in our country, at about 20 years ago they began to talk about them in the world, bad times prevented the implementation of a reconnaissance-automatic command and control complex of troops, of which they were an element.
      1. self-propelled
        self-propelled 23 June 2013 20: 07
        Quote: Argon
        We drones appeared earlier, years on 20 than in the world began to talk about them

        You probably meant this device

        Reconnaissance UAV Tu-141 "Swift"
        1. Troitsky
          Troitsky 24 June 2013 18: 28
          Skat is a reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau and Klimov OJSC. It was first presented at the MAKS-2007 airshow as a full-size layout designed for testing design and layout solutions.
          According to the director general of RSK MIG Sergey Korotkov, the development of an unmanned strike aircraft Skat has been discontinued. By the decision of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, according to the results of the relevant tender, the Sukhoi was selected as the lead developer of a promising strike UAV. However, the backlog of Skat will be used in the development of the Sukhoi UAV “family”, and MIG RSK will take part in these works. The project was suspended due to lack of funding.
          However, on May 31, 2013 "MiG Aircraft Corporation" on May 15 signed an R&D contract related to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, the corporation CEO Sergei Korotkov told reporters "
    3. Nayhas
      Nayhas 24 June 2013 07: 40
      It's not about the stools, but the global lag of the USSR / Russia in the field of electronics, even from China ... They did not even dream about laser gyroscopes in the USSR ...
  3. alex0000
    alex0000 22 June 2013 11: 33
    Speaking about UAVs, it is necessary to take into account, in my opinion, not their quantity or supertechnology, but the presence of a well-thought-out concept and methods of their use (first of all, the aircraft leadership). Without this, even if there are at least 100500 GlobalHawk-level devices, they will rust at best in the warehouse. The Chinese seem to understand this.
    1. Roll
      Roll 22 June 2013 12: 28
      wassat I agree, a cheap practical drone, we would fit in Georgia and the Caucasus. Here are just a screw judging by the photo wooden with such a chic monitor from most likely Lenova looks archaic.
  4. svp67
    svp67 22 June 2013 12: 30
    units equipped with tactical UAVs WZ-6 / BKK-6, massively coming into service with the PLA artillery reconnaissance units since 2009 year.
    This is VERY serious ...
    Our analogue was probably "Bee"

  5. mogus
    mogus 22 June 2013 14: 47
    China has been patrolling drones since the early 2000s ...
  6. pan grizian
    pan grizian 22 June 2013 15: 33
    Judging by the photo at the Chinese airfield you will not relax. Look how they’re chopping down! Right PKK coming! laughing
  7. datur
    datur 22 June 2013 16: 54
    our special forces teams were against them !!!! wink
  8. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 22 June 2013 18: 42
    The device may not be very impressive, but the control panel is modern and the experience of operators, when they get more modern technology, will not be wasted! In general, as a classic would say, "TRAIN ON CATS"
  9. cyclist
    cyclist 22 June 2013 18: 47
    Quote: datur
    our special forces teams were against them !!!! wink

    when is it possible in more detail?
    1. Justme
      Justme 23 June 2013 09: 06
      The special forces here should be small but capable teams of developers and adequate production.
      What annoys me in the place where I worked until recently - NIIFI - budget - now about 2 mld.r. Yes, for such money, a private trader (for example, where I work now) - must turn mountains.
      Here comes a bunch of commissions at the NIIFI - well, what is that kind of money spent on? - The interesting thing is that no one in these commissions is capable of looking at and analyzing documentation, reading program listings, looking at specifics of practical implementation (and there questions and problems — like bees in a hive — hair stand on end in places) ..
  10. Letnab
    Letnab 23 June 2013 02: 42
    Well done Chinese! do not bother ... there is a problem, we decided! It may not be compared with Amer’s devices, but there is already a reserve, accordingly there will be development ... plus they steal that thread, finally it will be good!
    To some extent, ours must go the same way, otherwise everyone is trying to invent a bicycle, and there’s almost no sense, we all play small toys ...
  11. True
    True 23 June 2013 11: 11
    The fact of the matter is that China has gone electronically 2-3 generations ahead of us, not to mention Japan and the United States.
  12. Tot-enot
    Tot-enot 26 June 2013 21: 45
    So far, in general, the trash, 10 years behind the amers, is only worth a wooden screw! )
    BUT !!! they are mass-produced, improved, application tactics are being worked out for a few more years and they will be replaced by new ones that are in no way inferior to advanced models.
    The problem is that we have the development of UAVs only in the speeches of all kinds of ministers .....