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Shahed 129 and CAIG Wing Loong

Shahed 129 CAIG Wing Loong
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. 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.
Name: Shahed 129 CAIG Wing Loong
Type: Medium-altitude long-endurance Medium-altitude long-endurance
Origin: Iran China
Produced: 2012-present 2009
Unit cost: - -
Full description: Description, operators Description, operators


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




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


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