* Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC)
– reconnaissance in the combat zone,
– intelligence gathering
– precision strike missions
* Cruising speed – 220 km/hr
* Loiter Time – 12 hours.
* Can be piloted as far as 200 kilometers from base station
* Can send live feedback to the base station.
* Maximum takeoff weight – 640 kg
* Service ceiling – 5000 meters
* Maximum range – 2400 km
PANOPLY OF ARMAMENTS
* Smart Bombs
– 2 x 75kg FT-5 Chinese Small Diameter Bombs featuring 35kg warheads with a circular error probability (CEP) of 15 meters
– additional features of the FT-5 SDB include a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker to provide terminal guidance to achieve a CEP of 3-5 meters.
Ground Attack Missiles
– Purpose-built 45 kg AR-1 laser-guided air to surface missile featuring a TV seeker
* AR-1 ground attack missiles can also be equipped with Imaging IR and semi-active laser homing.