HLKX Hawk Eye

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HLKX Hawk Eye (Ying-Yan or Yingyan, 鹰眼) is a family of Chinese UAVs developed by Guilin Hanglong (meaning Aviation Dragon) Kexun (meaning Scientific Message) Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (HLKX, 桂林航龙科讯电子技术有限公司), some of which have entered service with Chinese military, paramilitary, law enforcement and governmental agencies.

Hawk Eye 1[edit]

Hawk Eye 1 is a fixed-wing UAV in twin-boom layout with winglets and tricycle landing gear. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine mounted at the rear end of the fuselage. Hawk Eye 1 shares the identical layout with another Chinese UAV developed by the same company, HLKX Dragon Swallow II, except instead of the twin tails of Hawk Eye 1, Dragon Swallow II has inverted v-tail. Specification:[1]

  • Wingspan (m): 3.079
  • Wing area (sq m): 0.95
  • Length (m): 2.146
  • Height (m): 0.748
  • Empty weight (kg): 20
  • Payload (kg): 5
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 30
  • Max speed (km/hr): 150
  • Cruise speed (km): 120
  • Endurance (hr): 3
  • Power plant: 80 cc gasoline-powered engine

Hawk Eye 2[edit]

Hawk Eye 2 is the second member of the Hawk Eye series UAV developed by HLKX and it shares the identical layout of Hawk Eye 1. Hawk Eye 2 is the larger cousin of the smaller Hawk Eye 1 with greater maximum take-off weight and has greater endurance at the same speed. Specification:[2]

  • Wingspan (m): 4.7
  • Wing area (sq m): 0.98
  • Length (m): 2.6
  • Height (m): 0.748
  • Empty weight (kg): 50
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 70
  • Max speed (km/hr): 150
  • Cruise speed (km): 120
  • Endurance (hr): 4
  • Power plant: 16.6 hp gasoline-powered engine

See also[edit]

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