I also find the UAV advances very intriguing, Thanks for the link.The race for sheath UAV.
Media said China's new UAV off the production line or the upcoming first flight.
Currently, to achieve a stealth UAV applications and real country, only one, namely the United States. Stealth UAV maiden flight of the two countries: the United States and France. The three countries: China, the United States and France have created a prototype. Stealth UAV development plan exists 6: China, the United States, France, Britain, Russia and India. Four: Sweden, Italy, Israel and Iran, stealthy unmanned aircraft research. The stealth UAV club apparently is a higher threshold "technology by Congress. (Draw: Li Xin)
This century battle on the future battlefield aircraft, the major aviation technology powers invested a lot of manpower, material and financial resources, have only one goal, and that is in this the weapons technology revolution led by stealth UAV be "kicked out".
No matter how much criticism and controversy, and the sky of the future will belong to these steel soldiers, manned and unmanned aerial vehicles mixed formation, the trend of future space Ground Integrated Combat Joint Strike upcoming show in front of our friends, for progress in China bravo! And be prepared for the fierce competition in the future! (Global network of military the Commentator Raehse)
Thick plot to thick hair. Once the subject started accumulation usually turned into a blazing lava spewing out. Just a few years, ROCKETS team speed once again focused attention, a number of applications results have emerged:
UAV freshly baked a special performance with independent intellectual property rights, with automatic tracking, the reconnaissance function UAV also emerged, verify that the upcoming first flight of the prototype unmanned combat key technologies ...
The creation of the unmanned aircraft combat systems and technology disciplines, has established China's first unmanned aerial vehicle combat systems and technology disciplines master's and doctoral point;
Theoretical system of unmanned intelligent attack system and combat simulation laboratory have been set up, unmanned combat aircraft precision strike technology monographs officially published ...
The eagle fly, 剑指 blue sky. Established UAV research and development project to have begun to taste victories to the excellent situation now flourishing, the ROCKETS and his team to ensure that the Air Force major model development and equipment process played a major role once again written a brilliant achievement. The dawn of a new revolution in military affairs, Professor Huang Changjiang led his team are a brand-new field climbing higher and farther.
Unmanned attack aircraft - the needs of the times
November 3, 2001, the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. military's RQ-1B UAV killed someone with the F-15E, then al-Qaeda number two man Al Atef create armed unmanned machine the first record in the history of warfare. February 15, 2010, in Pakistan and Afghanistan at the junction of the North Waziristan tribal region, the East Turkistan terrorist organization leader Abdul Haq Thiel Keith Tenney was the U.S. military's MQ-9 UAV fried dead.
From the testing machine to a dedicated unmanned attack aircraft
Armed drones is a very rapid development in the past decade, the RQ-1B, the war in Afghanistan in 2001, is actually just testing machine, traditional reconnaissance UAV simple installation of weapons, and now the MQ- 9 is dedicated armed UAV, developed on the basis of the RQ-1B and targeted improvement in many ways to improve operational performance. Armed drones is a good performance in the operational environment in Afghanistan and Iraq, and will never cause any casualties, the U.S. military is speeding up procurement armed UAV and its ground control station, UAV professional training essential control personnel, to improve the efficiency and operational effectiveness of the use of armed drones, even at the cost of the part of the pilot diverted, remote control UAV ground control station.
The active duty UAVs also can not be replaced by someone
However, MQ-9 this big endurance UAV for the war on terror, and only in the case of the full protection of air supremacy in the theater over the patrol standby does not have the ability to penetrate each other's air defense system, it is also impossible to replace the combat aircraft to become the main force of the large-scale combat. However, this situation is being tended to change in this regard, the U.S. Navy before walking in the United States Air Force, which is currently stepping up the Navy's unmanned combat aircraft "(UCAV-N) project, while Northrop - Grumman the X-47B Pegasus demonstrator demonstrator of the project.
X-47B can automatically take off and land on aircraft carrier
X-47B has a very advanced features, not only flight performance, a substantial increase in combat load, combat radius is quite large, but also designed to take full account of stealth, the most critical is the auto-off and landing on a carrier, and with independent air refueling capacity. X-47B can be seen as an important milestone in the U.S. armed UAV development, it will make its maiden flight later this year, and plans to take-off and landing demonstration program on the aircraft carrier in 2011. Although the X-47B is also somewhat delayed, but the Navy still has high expectations of them, hope UCAV-N official service in 2018. Released in February this year, the U.S. Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review Report, reiterated the commitment of UAVs continue to invest. (This paragraph, information is selected from the group consisting of NetEase military would like to acknowledge)