CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle UAV
CaiHong = Rainbow
The CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamic is on display at the 15th Aviation Expo in Beijing, capital of China. The four-day event kicked off at China National Convention Center in Beijing on Sept. 25, 2013. (People’s Daily Online/Yan Meng)
The CH-4, with takeoff weight of 1,330 kilograms and payload of 350 kilograms, is a multirole platform capable of carrying two bombs and two laser-guided bombs. It has a 40-hour endurance time. The weapons discernible on display were the AR-1 short-range, laser-guided air-to-ground bomb, and the FT-5 precision-guided “small diameter bomb” outfitted with a semi-active laser seeker for terminal guidance.