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CAIG Wing Loong and General Atomics MQ-1 Predator

CAIG Wing Loong General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
The CAIG Wing Loong can be also called the Chengdu Pterodactyl I. It's a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned combat aerial vehicle. It was developed in People's Republic of China by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. The general idea of its creators was to provide a vehicle, that can be used as a surveillance and aerial reconnaissance platform. MQ-1 Predator - UCAV (unmanned combat aerial vehicle) manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - an American defense and energy corporation. It was used by United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency. The drone was used in Afghanistan, Pakistan, as well as during the intervention of NATO in Bosnia. Recently, it was used in 2014, during the intervention in Syria.
Name: CAIG Wing Loong General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Type: Medium-altitude long-endurance medium-altitude, long-endurance
Origin: China United States
Produced: 2009 1995–2018
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 4,000 km (2,500 mi) 1,250 km (777 mi)
Max speed: 280 km/h 217 km/h
Service ceiling: 5,000 m 7,600 m
Weight empty: 513 kg (1,130 lb)
Weight max: 1020 kg (2,249 lb)
Armament: Air-to-surface weapons - 200kg 2 hardpoints to carry combinations of 2 × AGM-114 Hellfire (MQ-1B), 4 × AIM-92 Stinger (MQ-1B), 6 × AGM-176 Griffin air-to-surface missiles




Length: 9 m 8.23 m
Width: 14 m 14.8 m
Height: 2.77 m 2.1 m


CAIG Wing Loong
CAIG Wing Loong
Author: By FFA P-16 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Author: By Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt -, Public Domain, License