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Tengden TW


Heavy Cargo Transport / ISR UAV


Aviation / Aerospace

The Tengden TW UAV series of Chinese origin is intended to provide ground forces with a capable unmanned cargo-delivery solution.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/30/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Tendgen TW is a series of cargo-delivery-minded Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) promoted by China in 2018 during the Zhuhai Air Show. The displayed mockup (model "TW356") was shown in an all-black finish with a pair of underslung turboprop engines bookending the slab-sided fuselage. The engines each drive five-bladed propeller units seated behind large spinenrs. The wing mainplanes are high-mounted and the wheeled tricycle undercarriage is wholly retractable in the design.

A dimensionally larger and heavier form of the TW has been identified as the TW765 and sports enhanced cargo-hauling capabilities in the 22-ton class as well as an operating range out to 7,500 kilometers.

Beyond their heavy cargo delivery capability, the "mission module" approach to the TW series allows the single vehicle to be equipped for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) roles - further enhancing its tactical and strategic value. The "Balance Beam" early-warning radar (as used in the KJ-200 platform) is a supported equipment option.


Specifications



Year:
2025
Status
In-Development
Crew
0
Production
1 Units
Tengden (Chengdu) - China
National flag of China China (possible)
- Electronic Warfare (EW)
- Transport
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
- Unmanned
2 x Turboprop engines of unknown make, model, and output power driving five-bladed propeller units.
Max Range:
4,660 miles (7,500 km; 4,050 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Tengden TW765 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None. Payload restricted to general cargo loads or Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment by way of "mission module".
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Tengden TW765 production model)
TW - Base Series Designation.
TW356 - Base model.
TW765 - Large Model with greater cargo-hauling capability (22 tons); 7,500km operating range.
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