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Xianglong HALE UAV

Country of Origin: China


The Xianglong (Chinese for "Soar Dragon") is a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Corp. It is intended for maritime reconnaissance missions, as well as surveillance, intelligence-gathering, bomb-damage assessment and communications relay operations.

The original Xianglong design is externally similar to the U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk. It features a jet engine mounted on top of the fuselage and between the pieces of...

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