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Role UAV
National origin China
Manufacturer Beijing Wisewell Avionics Technology Co., Ltd
Primary user China

AVIC AW is a series of Chinese UAVs developed by Beijing Wisewell Avionics Technology Co., Ltd. (北京维思韦尔航空电子技术有限公司), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Some models of AW series are currently under evaluation of Chinese military and various local law enforcement agencies.

AW-2 Falcon Hawk[edit]

AW-2 Falcon Hawk (Sun Ying, or Sunying, 隼鹰) is miniature UAV of tractor configuration with T-tail, and the propulsion comes from a two-blade propeller driven by an engine.[1]

AW-4 Shark II[edit]

AW-4 Shark II (Sha Yu or Shayu鲨鱼) is a light UAV of conventional layout with V-tail, and proplusion comes from a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine. Specification:[2]

  • Cruise speed: 100 km/h
  • Ceiling: 4 km
  • Range: 150 km
  • Endurance: 4 h
  • Max takeoff weight: 55 kg


AW-12 is the latest addition to AW series by Wisewell. This piston driven UAV is also known as AW-12A. The existence of AW-12/12A was first revealed by its developer at the 5th Zhuhai Airshow in 2004,[3] and by 2011, development is reportedly complete.[4]

See also[edit]

List of unmanned aerial vehicles of the People's Republic of China