The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
Nov. 2016 — At Airshow China 2016 last week, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. allowed a close-up look at a prototype of its Cai Hong 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can carry up to 16 air-to-ground missiles – making it China’s most powerfully armed remotely piloted aircraft, according to the military information website IHC Jane’s 360.
The CH-5 has almost a 68-foot wingspan, can carry a 2,646-pound payload, flies as high as 30,000 feet, has “operating endurance” of up to 60 hours and can be controlled by satellite as far away as 1,243 miles. Jane’s said.
But San Diego-based General Atomics, which makes various versions of the Predator and the Reaper for the U.S. military, has an answer: The Predator C Avenger, which was scheduled to begin flight testing in September.