China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) has sent static displays of mock-ups of the AVIC Wing Loong I and Wing Loong II UAVs at the At MAKS 2019 Airshow.
But during Airshow a potentially embarrassing incident happened for Wing Loong II UAVs. According to Photo appeared on social media landing gears of mock-up of chinese Wing Loong II UCAV broke down at Airshow
The cause of landing gear break down is still unknown but the Chinese officials blamed local Russian kids for this incident.
Although it was only a mock-up design but Still incident like this gave a negative impression on potential buyers of drone.
Another similar also Incident occurred at the MAKS 2019 air show when during Aerobatic display of a new MiG-35D two-seat, advanced “generation 4++” fighter lost a large wing panel from its left wing after takeoff during a flight demonstration. Here are Details about the Event.
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Here is a video of Chinese Wing Loong II UAV at MAKS 2019 in Zhukovsky, outside of Moscow, Russia.
China’s market for armed UAVs continues to grow; The Wing Loong II, of which Beijing has sold 15 to Saudi Arabia, 15 to Turkmenistan, and an unspecified number to Egypt, is far more capable. Whereas the Wing Loong I has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 1, 200kg, the Wing Loong II’s MTOW is 4,200 kg.
As with its smaller sibling, it includes a ground control station and integrated logistics system. It has three hard points on each wing. An AVIC flyer for the type shows it carrying 10 air-to-ground munitions, with four mounted on dual racks. Sensor payloads include an electro-optical (EO) surveillance/targeting system and a synthetic aperture radar.
MAKS is an international air show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, the home of the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Moscow, Russia. Air show is packed with new insights into the future of Russian aviation combined with some rare and fascinating projects from Russia’s past. MAKS 2019 runs from Tuesday, August 27 through September 1.