Airshow China 2018: CASC Reveals Stealth UCAV Development

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) used Airshow China 2018, held in Zhuhai from 6–11 November, to announce it is developing a turbofan-powered high-altitude unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) called the Cai Hong 7 (Rainbow 7, or CH-7). Under development by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), the flight...

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) used Airshow China 2018, held in Zhuhai from 6–11 November, to announce it is developing a turbofan-powered high-altitude unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) called the Cai Hong 7 (Rainbow 7, or CH-7).

Under development by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), the flight technology development arm of CASC, the prototype CH-7 on display is at the detailed design stage and adopts a truncated diamond-shaped ‘flying wing’ planform that is equipped with sweptback outer wings with control surfaces let into the trailing edges of the air vehicle’s fuselage, and trailing edges and upper surfaces of its wing sections.

Source: www.janes.com