China’s Wing Loong II Reconnaissance-cum-Armed UAV

Issue: 1 / 2018

A recent flight by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s Wing Loong II has set a new record with the UAV hitting five successive targets with five separate types of missiles. With its first flight taking place in February last year, the newly-developed reconnaissance-strikeintegrated UAV has conducted firing tests with eight types of missiles and dozens of bombs, with a hit rate of 100 percent, according to the Xinhua news agency. Since this maiden flight, the drone has been hyped as potential best seller on the export market, offering a cheaper alternative to its rival, the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper.