Fixed Wing Drones

FL-1(Flying Dragon-1 )Large Load MALE UAV

ZT company,   announced on 20 January that it has successfully completed the maiden flight of its Fei Long-1 (Flying Dragon-1 or FL-1) medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).

The prototype FL-1 MALE UAV– which was first unveiled at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition in Zhuhai and called the ‘Large Payload Long Endurance Universal Unmanned Transportation Platform’ – was launched from Pucheng Neifu Airport near Xi’an following 18 months of research and development (R&D) work by ZT Guide’s Zhong Tian Fei Long subsidiary, the company said in its statement.

With its superior flight performance and advanced multi mission load, FL-1 MALE UAV can realize long-distance, large-scale, all-weather and all-weather reconnaissance. With its powerful airborne weapons, it can realize immediate observation and attack of sensitive targets in the reconnaissance area.

Maximum takeoff weight: 3200kg;
Practical ceiling: 8000m(altitude);
Mission payload: 1400kg (including internal fuel, reconnaissance equipment, external weapons);
Endurance: 45h;
Maximum flight speed: 320km/h;
Cruising speed: 200-240km/h;
Relative height of the bomb: 5000-6000m;
Positioning accuracy: ≤ 50M (CEP);
Weapon accuracy: ≤1.5m (laser guided missile);
Airborne weapon range: ≥10km;
Control radius: ≥250km (line-of-sight); 2000km (Satong);
Video transmission rate: ≥8.0Mbps;
Identification distance: 10km (6×4m target, visible and infrared). 

On 1 June 2021, the FL-1 UAV won the bidding of the PLA Army

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