Fixed Wing Drones

CASC CH-5 Rainbow Drone

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Description
      China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation’s (CASC) latest and most capable attack and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Caihong 5 (CH-5), or Rainbow 5, will be fitted with a new heavy fuel engine, which will increase the endurance and range of the aircraft.

    The CH-5’s maiden flight was conducted at an undisclosed airfield in Gansu province, China in August 2015. The flight lasted for about 20 minutes. A prototype of the new UAV was publicly displayed for the first time in November 2016. Last summer, CASC announced that the drone is ready for mass production. Like previous models of the Rainbow UAV series, the CH-5 is designed for export.

CH-5 UAV Specifications
The CH-5  Rainbow UCAV  
Wingspan: 21 metres
Payload: 1,000 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight: > 3 tonnes
Service Ceiling: 9 km
Endurance: 60 hours
Range: 10,000 km
CH-5 Drone Speed: 480 km/h 
Thanks to shared data link it can cooperate with CH-3 and CH-4 drones. 
The drone can carry 16 missiles at a single time.
There were also plans to extend its range up to 20,00 km
 the CH-5 Rainbow UAV was similar in performance to the US MQ-9 Reaper
CH-5 UAV is equipped with an unidentified turbo-charged piston engine, with less than half the horsepower.

News
China steals US designs for new weapons, and it's getting ...
Business Insider-2019年9月24日
Drone designer Shi Wen, of the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, told China Daily three years ago that the CH-5 model "can .

Drone Tempur : Ternyata Indonesia Punya CH-4, Ini ...
Bisnis.com-2019年9月16日
Drone Tempur : Ternyata Indonesia Punya CH-4, Ini Spesifikasi dan .... Pejabat Cina mengklaim Rainbow CH-5 memiliki kinerja yang mirip

This dramatic video shows China's answer to America's top ...
Business Insider-2018年11月2日
The CH-5 combat and reconnaissance drone developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is said to rival General

One Nation Is Selling Off Its Chinese Combat Drones
The National Interest Online (blog)-2019年6月5日
General Atomics also makes the larger MQ-9 Reaper drone. ... and Technology Corporation developed the larger and more powerful CH-5

The world's top combat drones: Ranking the top ten
Army Technology-2019年6月27日
The combat drone is powered by a 150hp turboprop PD170 engine ... The CH-5 UAV, also known as Rainbow UAV, is designed and

Pak To Purchase Long-Range “Rainbow” Combat Drones ...
Defenseworld.net-2019年3月21日
The Rainbow CH-5 can carry up to 1,000 kilograms of explosives and ... suggested Pakistan's intention to buy 48 Wing Loong II drones from

New Variant of China's CH-5 Combat Drone Boasts Extended ...
The Diplomat-2018年4月5日
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's (CASC) latest and most capable attack and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle

China releases dramatic propaganda video of its 'deadliest ...
Daily Mail-2018年10月31日
CH-5, also known as Rainbow-5, was unveiled in 2016 and is said to be China's largest and most powerful drone bomber. The aircraft can

China agrees to give technically advanced drones, capable of ...
Financial Express-2019年3月20日
Pakistan is planning to buy Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Rainbow ... Rainbow CH-5 can carry up to 1,000 kilograms of explosives.

WATCH Chinese 'Air Bomb Truck' CH-5 UAV Fire Live Ammo ...
Sputnik International-2018年11月2日
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. released a video about its latest product CH-5 UAV on Wednesday, showing the

China, Pakistan to Co-Produce 48 Strike-Capable Wing ...
The Diplomat-2018年10月9日
China's latest strike-capable drone has been designed and developed ... attack and reconnaissance UAV, the Caihong 5 (CH-5), or Rainbow

China unveils its answer to US Reaper drone - how does it ...
South China Morning Post-2017年7月17日
China has started commercial production of its deadliest drone for ... “The CH-5 may come in at less than half of the price,” said Wang, who was ...
China mass produces its 'most powerful drone bomber ...

China's homemade 'Rainbow 5' drone completes live-fire ...
China Daily-2017年9月28日
China's unmanned aerial vehicle CH-5, or "Caihong (Rainbow) 5," completed a live-fire exercise earlier this month. The CH-5 is the latest

Pictures - Videos
China's CH-5 Drone Completes Trial Flight


China Begins Production Of CH 5 Rainbow Military Drone That Rivals US' MQ 9 Reaper



China’s New Rainbow CH-5 UAV Completes Maiden Flight



CH- 5 Rainbow Drone

CH- 5 Rainbow Drone

CH- 5 Rainbow Drone


 
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