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Shenyang (AVIC) Divine Eagle

High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) [ 2020 ]

The Chinese-originated Shenyang Divine Eagle HALE UAV utilizes an unconventional twin-fuselage arrangement for its design.

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The Shenyang "Divine Eagle" joins the Chengdu "Soar Dragon" (detailed elsewhere on this site) as two possible High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to fulfill an ongoing Chinese military requirement. The Divine Eagle is a dimensionally large UAV in the class of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk and is currently believed to be in the prototype stage based on Chinese internet photographs and satellite image captured - its top-down profile showcased on a runway.

Engineers took an unconventional approach when arranging the Divine Eagle. A twin-fuselage configuration is used joined by a small mainplane at front and a longer-span mainplane at rear. This produces a pseudo "twin-boom" layout and canard-wing form. The primary wing mainplanes are seated aft of midships and extend outwards from the ends of the two fuselage nacelles. Twin tall vertical fins complete the tail section. The forward mainplane is far more contained, nestled between the two fuselage noses and are not extended beyond the nacelles. The sole turbojet engine powering the air vehicle is seated between the twin vertical fins at rear and atop the joining horizontal section of the rear mainplane. A wheeled tricycle undercarriage is used for ground running. It is believed that the nose sections house radomes and the mission suite made up of sensors. Dorsal fuselage blisters may house SATCOM equipment or similar fits.

The unique design path is intended to reduce the weight of the wings while maintaining the needed high-altitude performance. The creation ends up looking like two conjoined General Atomics "Reaper" UAVs.

The chief concern to the United States and China's regional neighbors is that the Divine Eagle (and Soar Dragon) will someday be developed to support Chinese anti-ship missiles - for this Americans this means a direct threat to its warships, particularly its aircraft carriers. China's military growth and aspirations is also seen as a general threat to the region due to its claims over land areas of the South China Sea and airspace associated with it.

The Divine Eagle is not known to have completed a first flight as of yet (2015). Industry analysts place its battlefield role in Airborne Early Warning (AEW), an area of need for the Chinese military.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Program in Progress.

Shenyang Aircraft Corporation / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
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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.
Special-Mission: Airborne Early Warning (AEW)
Specially-equipped platform providing over-battlefield Command and Control (C2) capability for allied aerial elements.
Special-Mission: Anti-Ship
Equipped to search, track, and engage enemy surface elements through visual acquisition, radar support, and onboard weaponry.
Special-Mission: Electronic Warfare (EW)
Equipped to actively deny adversaries the ElectroMagnetic (EM) spectrum and protect said spectrum for allied forces.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.

50.0 ft
(15.25 m)
132.0 ft
(40.23 m)
33,069 lb
(15,000 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Shenyang Divine Eagle production variant)
Installed: 1 x WP-13 turbojet engine developing 9,900 lb of thrust OR 1 x Minshan turbojet engine developing 7,000 lb of thrust.
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Shenyang Divine Eagle production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
Possible guided missiles or precision-guided bombs.

Supported Types

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Hardpoint Mountings: 2

Divine Eagle - Base Series Name

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