Pakistan and China to jointly produce Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drones
- October 10, 2018
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) will jointly produce48 Chinese-designed next-generation medium-altitude long-endurance and strike-capable Wing Loong II unnamed aerial vehicles (UAV).
Wing Loong II, made by Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Company, is a high-end reconnaissance and strike multi-role endurance unmanned aircraft system.
It made its maiden flight in February last year.
The Wing Loong II UAV has a maximum payload capacity of 400 kg. Each wing incorporates three hardpoints able to carry bombs, rockets or air-to-surface missiles. A satellite communications antenna is mounted on the bulge at the top front surface of the fuselage.
The Wing Loong II has a length of 11 meters, a wingspan of 20.5 meters and a height of 4.1 meters.