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Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) (2016)


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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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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.

Specifications



Service Year
2016

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Status
IN-DEVELOPMENT
Program in Progress.
Crew
0
UNMANNED
Production
1
UNITS


Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
National flag of China China
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


Installed: 1 x Engine driving a three-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
Ceiling
27,887 ft
(8,500 m | 5 mi)
Range
1,802 mi
(2,900 km | 5,371 nm)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
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.


Supported Types


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(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0


Sparrow Hawk II


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