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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Maiden Flight: 31 August 2015
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Caihong-5
Origin: China
Corporations: China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation CASC
Parent System: CH-5
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Maiden Flight: 31 August 2015
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Caihong-5, CH-5 or Rainbow-5, is a large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The UAV is 21 meters wide, can stay airborne for 60 hours (actually 120 hours), weighs up to three tons and can carry a payload of 900 kilograms or 24 missiles. The CH-5 is similar to the United States Air Force Predator B and is intended to carry out reconnaissance missions as well as air strikes on targets from medium and low altitudes. The CH-5 completed its first flight on August 31, 2015.

CH-5 Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Wingspan: 21 meter (69 foot)
Ceiling: 6,000 meter (19,685 foot)
Max Range: 10,000 kilometer (5,400 nautical mile)
Flight Endurance: 120 hour
Max Takeoff Weight: 3,000 kilogram (6,614 pound)
Payload: 900 kilogram (1,984 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

CH-5 News

There are 4 news between
31 Aug 2015 and 2 Nov 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018Chinese CH-5 Unmanned Air Vehicle Conducts Test Carrying 16 Missiles
Thursday, August 24, 2017Hermes 900 Drone Achieves Full Operational Capability
Friday, November 4, 2016China Introduces CH-5 Ultra-Long Range Strike and Reconnaissance Drone
Monday, August 31, 2015China Completes Maiden Flight of CH-5 Large Strike & Reconnaissance Drone

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