Harbin BZK-005

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BZK-005
Role HALE (high altitude long endurance) UAV
National origin PRC
Manufacturer Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.
Designer Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

The BZK-005 high altitude, long range UAV is a reconnaissance aircraft designed by Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. It is used by the Chinese Navy.[1]

At Zhuhai International Airshow 2006, video and models were demonstrated to the public regarding this UAV. BZK-005 has a few stealth features integrated into its design. It is believed that a satellite data link antenna is held in its large upper body dome.[2] Under the body there are optic-electric sensor systems. It is expected that BZK-005 has cruising speed of around 170 km/h, service ceiling 8,000 m, max take off weight is around 1,200 kg, max payload over 150 kg.

In August 2011, a BZK-005 crashed into farm field close to Xingtai, He Bei province. Photos of wreckage were posted on various Chinese internet websites.[3]

Specification:[4]

  • Endurance (hr): > 40
  • Cruise speed (km/hr): 150 – 180
  • Ceiling (km): 8
  • Normal operational altitude (km): 5 – 7
  • Max take-off weight (t): 1.25
  • Payload (kg): 150
  • Launch and recovery: taxiing
  • Take-off distance (m): 600
  • Landing distance (m): 500

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Edward. (2013, September 21). "Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones," The New York Times, p.A1 ff.
  2. ^ http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2009/10/chinas-global-hawk-revealed.html
  3. ^ "BZK-005 UAV, AirForceWorld.com". AirForceWorld.com. Retrieved 25 Aug 2011. 
  4. ^ "BZK-05 specification". Retrieved Oct 12, 2009.