CH-5 is made of composite materials and has a wingspan of 20 meters. It can stay in the air for about 40 hours and operate at an altitude of up to 10 km.
It is able to fly with a weight of 3,000 kg and carry 900 kg of equipment and weapons.
"The larger carrying capacity enables the CH-5 to have more reconnaissance equipment so it can detect any given target within a radius of 80 km," said Lan Wenbo, a chief engineer of CAAA said.
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