01 Juni 2016
CH-3 drone spotted in Myanmar (photo : Defence Blog, mmmilitary)
China’s armed CH-3 drone was spotted in Myanmar when preparing to fly. Myanmar to buy undisclosed number of new Chinese CH-3 UAVs developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), also known as the 11th Academy of CASC.
The CH-3 is a fixed wing unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), also known as a combat drone or drone. At the rear of the fuselage is the engine installation which drives a three-bladed propeller unit in a “pusher” arrangement. Specifications include a wingspan of 8 meters while performance displays a 12-hour endurance window with a payload maximum of 80 kilograms. Range is 2,400 kilometers.
China’s CH-3 drone, which made its debut at the 2008 Zhuhai Air Show, can reportedly carry two laser-guided AR-1 air-to-ground missiles, similar to the U.S. Hellfire missile.
The CH-3 is operated by the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Pakistan and Myanmar .