File photo of China's WJ-700 UAV. (Photo provided to China News Service)
(ECNS) -- China's WJ-700 Reconnaissance and Strike Integrated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), capable of operating at high altitudes, high speed and over a long, completed its maiden flight Monday.
The WJ-700 UAV was developed by Hiwing Aviation General Equipment Co. ,Ltd. of the Third Research Institute of China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp. (CASIC).
With cutting-edge technologies, including anti-radiation, the WJ-700 UAV is able to carry out precision air-to-surface strikes, along with wide-area reconnaissance and surveillance operations.
WJ-700 UAV is expected to meet both Chinese and international demand over the next five to 10 years.
As the first product of CASIC, WJ-700 UAV would be made available for combat missions after system tests and verification.
WJ-700 UAV's first flight proved its system design is rational and coordinated, according to the Third Research Institute at CASIC.