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Role UAV
National origin China
Manufacturer Beijing NAV Technology Co., Ltd

NAV UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Beijing NAV Technology Co., Ltd. (NAV, 北京耐威时代科技有限公司), a Chinese firm specializes in inertial and satellite navigational systems, as well as related microchips in these area. Recently, the company has ventured into UAV arena, which it has long been a major supplier of subsystems described above.

Stealth UAV[edit]

NAV has designed two stealth UAVs that share the same configuration, and only differs from each other in propulsion. The UAV is made of composite material and the basic design has radar cross section less than 0.01 m2, and adopts canard configuration.[1] The two-blade propeller-driven version is air-launched by large transport aircraft of bombers mainly as a drone, and thus does not have landing gears, and the two stroke gasoline-powered engine is the end of empennage in a pusher configuration, and the engine is equipped with a FADEC system, which also equips the other jet-powered version for other applications such as surveillance and reconnaissance.[2]

WF170 Tomahawk Simulation Drone[edit]

As its name implies, WF170 Tomahawk Simulation Drone is a drone specifically designed by NAV to simulate Tomahawk cruise missile. Designed to train air defense forces, WF170 closely resembles Tomahawk missile, except one major visual difference: the inlet of WF170 is located above the fuselage, while that of the real missile is located below the fuselage. The speed of WF170 is 180 m/s.[3]

See also[edit]

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