China's independently-developed Wing Loong large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) family has embraced a new model which is made by all-composite materials, announced its developer Friday.
The Wing Loong-1E all-composite multipurpose large UAV successfully completed its maiden flight on Jan. 18, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
The large UAV conducted the autonomous takeoff and then completed the 22-minute maiden flight, with the UAV in good condition, said the AVIC.
The Wing Loong-1E is developed by the AVIC (Chengdu) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System Co., Ltd. (AVIC UAS), an AVIC subsidiary in southwest China's Chengdu.
The new model is developed based on the mature Wing Loong UAV family with an optimized and upgraded UAV platform.
Aiming at great market opportunities for high-end UAVs, the AVIC UAS fully deploys advantages of its self-developed products and introduces diverse models to serve various demands from domestic and overseas UAV users.