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Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II achieved first flight in 2011 and showcases an appearance not unlike the American Predator family of UAVs.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 2016
STATUS: In-Development
MANUFACTURER(S): Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
PRODUCTION: 1
OPERATORS: China
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
ENGINE: 1 x Engine driving a three-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
RANGE: 1,802 miles (2,900 kilometers; 1,566 nautical miles)
CEILING: 27,887 feet (8,500 meters; 5.28 miles)




ARMAMENT



Optical and sensors payload. Possible development of air-to-surface guided munitions capability in the form of 2 x missiles or similar drop/launched ordnance.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Sparrow Hawk II


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  Entry last updated on 10/27/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Its design shape no doubt inspired by the successful American General Atomics "Predator" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) line, the Chinese Sparrow Hawk II is an in-development air system intended for the surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering role. Its payload consists of optical systems and sensors for the roles at hand while power is served through a single engine driving a three-bladed propeller assembly in a "pusher" configuration. The engine is - as in the Predator series - fitted at the rear of the fuselage. It also features a Vee style tail unit and wide-spanning main wingplanes. The fuselage is slender and well-contoured for flight with a blister pack mounted under the fuselage for its payload-carrying capabilities. The undercarriage is wheeled, requiring the UAV to land and take-off from prepared runways.

The Sparrow Hawk II completed a flight on August 1st, 2011 when testing its double-load remote sensing unit. The flight lasted 4.5 hours and proved successful.

The vehicle has been photographed with underwing hardpoints and dummy missiles showing the intent to make the Sparrow Hawk II an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) at some point in its development.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Graph showcases the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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