Taking a page out of the Boeing Insitu Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) product lineup is the "SG-60", a Chinese-originated shipborne drone capable of being launched and recovered at-sea. The aircraft, built by the aptly-named Chinese shipbuilder "China State Shipbuilding Corporation" (CSSC), bears an uncanny resemblance to the Insitu "Integrator" (known to the United States Navy as the RQ-21 "Blackjack") - this air vehicle is detailed elsewhere on this site. The aircraft showcased at IDEX 2019 was shown complete with the same straight-winged mainplane arrangement, twin-boom tail unit configuration, and "pusher" propeller unit at the rear of the fuselage.
The SG-60 is currently restricted to over-water data-collection through its given Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role. As with the Integrator, the SG-60 is launched by way of catapult system and recovered by way of skyhook and cable, these residing on any given warship with the space to accommodate the equipment.
February 2019 - The SG-60 was unveiled at IDEX 2019.
Status Active, In-Service
[ 25 Units ] : China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) - China
China (possible); Pakistan (possible)
- Navy / Maritime
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
8.20 ft (2.5 m)
16.40 ft (5 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the CSSC SG-60 production model)
77 lb (35 kg)
132 lb (60 kg)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the CSSC SG-60 production model)
1 x Piston engine developing 8-to-10 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller unit in pusher configuration at the rear of the fuselage.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the CSSC SG-60 production model)
84 mph (135 kph; 73 kts)
18,701 feet (5,700 m; 3.54 miles)
56 miles (90 km; 49 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the CSSC SG-60 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None. Mission payload consists of sensors and camera equipment for the Intelligence-Surveiallance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the CSSC SG-60 production model)
SG-60 - Base Series Designation.
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