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Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

China | 2016

"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.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
1 x Engine driving a three-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
27,887 ft
8,500 m | 5 miles
Service Ceiling
1,802 miles
2,900 km | 1,566 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) .
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.
Notable series variants as part of the Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II family line.
Sparrow Hawk II
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Guizhou (AVIC) Sparrow Hawk II. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
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