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.
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February 2019 - The SG-60 was unveiled at IDEX 2019.
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
✓Maritime / Navy
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
✓Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.
8.2 ft (2.50 m)
16.4 ft (5.00 m)
77 lb (35 kg)
132 lb (60 kg)
+55 lb (+25 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base CSSC SG-60 production variant)
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 performance specifications pertain to the base CSSC SG-60 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)
None. Mission payload consists of sensors and camera equipment for the Intelligence-Surveiallance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
SG-60 - Base Series Designation.
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