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CAIG Wing Loong and Shahed 129

CAIG Wing Loong Shahed 129
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. The Shahed 129 is an Iranian unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) with a single-engine. It's a medium-altitude long-endurance model, designed by Shahed Aviation Industries. The Shahed 129 can be used for both combat and reconnaissance missions. The UAV was used for airstrikes in the Syrian Civil War. This vehicle is supposed to be the backbone of the Iranian high'end UCAV fleet for ten or more years.
Name: CAIG Wing Loong Shahed 129
Type: Medium-altitude long-endurance Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: China Iran
Produced: 2009 2012-present
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


Range: 4,000 km (2,500 mi) 3,400 km (2,100 mi)
Max speed: 280 km/h
Service ceiling: 5,000 m 7,300 m
Weight empty:
Weight max:
Armament: Air-to-surface weapons - 200kg Bombs: 4 × Sadid-345 PGM




Length: 9 m 8 m
Width: 14 m 16 m
Height: 2.77 m 3.1 m


CAIG Wing Loong
CAIG Wing Loong
Author: By FFA P-16 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, License
Shahed 129
Shahed 129
Author: By Fars News Agency, CC BY 4.0, License