BZK-005 fly near Diaoyu islands.
The Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) has built one of China’s more impressive UAVs, the BZK-005. Already in service with the PLA, the UAV has a reported flight ceiling of 8,000 meters, a max range of 2400 km and a maximum endurance of 40 hours.
Such capabilities have led most to compare it with the US MQ-1 Predator.
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) promotional video featured at the 2006 Airshow China in Zhuhai.
BUAA began developing the BZK-005 as early as 2005.
BZK-005 may has electro-optical, infrared, synthetic aperture radar, and signals intelligence sensors and is equipped with satellite communications systems, allowing for real-time data transmission capability.