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Dubai Debut for Armed Chinese Cloud Shadow UAS
 
CATIC and AVIC are displaying the new Cloud Shadow armed unmanned aerial system (UAS) for the first time in Dubai. The Cloud Shadow Reconnaissance-Strike Variant is the first Chinese high-altitude and high speed UAS for export. 
 
“We are exploring the prospects for this new armed UAS family in the region,” a company official tells Daily News, while adding that, “the external payload capacity of 400 kg and a cruising speed of 420 kmph, along with an endurance of five hours is attracting the interest of potential customers.”
 
The max gross take-off weight of the Cloud Shadow UAS is 3200 kg and it can carry a payload comprising synthetic aperture radar (RADAR) + Electro-Optical (EO) Sensor and four/six missiles or guided bombs. 
 
The UAS has a claimed cruising altitude of 12,500m and a max level flight speed of 520 kmph. 
 


 
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