The drone, which has the capacity of carrying a payload of 1.5 tonnes was tested at a Baotou site in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
The Chinese Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology developed and modified the large commercial drone Feihong-98 (FH-98).
According to Liu Meixuan, president of the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology, the FH-98 features simple take-off and landing, simple operation, advanced technology, at an affordable cost.
The FH-98 has a maximum take-off weight of 5.25 tonnes, a maximum capacity of 1.5 tonnes and 15 cubic metres, a flight height of 4,500 metres, a cruising speed of 180 kilometres per hour, and a maximum range of 1,200 kms, the report said.
China has been making advances in the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. On October 9, state media reported that China will sell 48 of its Wing Loong II high-end reconnaissance and multi-role Chinese drones to its all-weather ally Pakistan.
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