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Attack of the Drones; China develops 400km/h unmanned helicopter

Published on September 20, 2013 by Joey Wang

Attack of the Drones; China develops 400km/h unmanned helicopter

China is developing a high-tech attack helicopter. The unmanned Jueying-8 will have a top speed of 400 kilometer per hour. A model of the helicopter was shown on the China Helicopter Exhibition in Tianjin. First flight of the real thing is scheduled for late 2014.

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The body is made of composite materials and incorporates stealth technologies. The propulsion set-up is unusual and rather interesting; a twin-stacked rotor on top and a pull-rotor up front.

Jueying means ‘Absolute Shadow’, referring to its speed and invisibility. The Yuejing will be build by Avicopter, a subsidiary of the the Aviation Industry Corp of China, better known as AVIC. The helicopter is in essence a military project; it will be used for reconnaissance, air-to-ground-attack, air-to-air attack, and patrol duties.

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It usually takes around three years for a helicopter to become fully operational after the first test flight, which means the first attacker-drone ‘copters could joint the Chinese armed forces in 2017. No news yet on weaponry but China has some very nasty rockets in its arsenal… World, be aware!

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  1. Jacky Liu- September 22, 2013 Reply

    “JueYing”(绝影)was more like “apart from its shadow” by meaning, same as in “JueChen”(绝尘)

  2. aj ciafre- January 24, 2014 Reply

    this is old technology and already exists in us china and many other countries. A hobbyist can build something very elaborate with auto stabilization on board heads up cam 10 mile radius. its all available to civilians right now and it is relatively cheap. All the parts are developed its how you combine them now which will define the better craft. Fun hobby! FAA was fighting to ban it but the AMA has been helping keep it legal.

  3. bill- February 17, 2014 Reply

    lol, war monger media baiting with model toy aircraft. Why in the hell would china attack their best customer. Idiot media trying to make something out of nothing. Any one can buy a ‘drone’ with a camera for $25. Boost your budget to $500 and you get water proof HD camera silent hobbyist drone. Whoever wrote this must of got there information from a cracker jack box.

  4. Haider- March 17, 2014 Reply

    Good Job done, we need them to counter US Drones.

    1. bob- April 27, 2014 Reply

      Balderdash. The u.s. does not threaten anyone with toys.

      1. clark pelaez- June 20, 2014 Reply

        I suggest you appraise the situation. Remember you have also toys for the big boys.

  5. Habesh A- April 3, 2014 Reply

    I hope Chana build drone. USA as usual playing a COW BOY mentality. Cow boy mentality has been like present day US regimes. Cow boys in the past centuries were killing native Indians and others just because they can.

    The 21 century US government is stupid and immature and act as their ancestor cow boys centuries ago.

    If you have an open mind, look what the Chinese build in less than 20 years. It is better than what rotten all colonial powers work combined for the past 500 years or more.

    The Chinese deserve row materials for building roads, rail infrastructures, cities in forgotten Africa.

    Bravo China, build counter machines whatever the rotten west is terrorising primitive villagers.

    1. bob- April 27, 2014 Reply

      You are a fool. Words have meanings, learn them before publishing your own.

    2. Brian- April 27, 2014 Reply

      HABESH A- APRIL 3, 2014 REPLY
      I hope Chana build drone. USA as usual playing a COW BOY mentality. Cow boy mentality has been like present day US regimes. Cow boys in the past centuries were killing native Indians and others just because they can.

      The 21 century US government is stupid and immature and act as their ancestor cow boys centuries ago.

      “If you have an open mind, look what the Chinese build in less than 20 years.” The Chinese have had more than 2000 years, and only lately has China began copying better societies. “It is better than what rotten all colonial powers work combined for the past 500 years or more.” What is better? Don’t make unsupported comments.

      “The Chinese deserve row materials for building roads, rail infrastructures, cities in forgotten Africa.” WF is a “ROW Material”? Chinese don’t deserve anything.

      “Bravo China, build counter machines whatever the rotten west is terrorising primitive villagers.” You can’t spell terrorizing correctly. And WTF is a counter machine? All of your comments are typical from your narcissistic mentality. You are showing false pride over nothing at all – your nation has not contributed to civilization, is disrespected by all your neighbors, and your people are short.

    3. Aramis- July 12, 2014 Reply

      If you’re going to insult Americans, can you at least do it in your native language where it will make sense?

  6. bob- April 27, 2014 Reply

    Old tech. Nothing new or significant here. Even your posters have trouble forming sentences.

  7. Andrew Stark- May 12, 2014 Reply

    “Cowboy mentality” … funny thing is atleast they know good from wrong unlike your kind which is a society of thieves, murderers, drug dealers, counterfeiters, pathological liars, ill mannered, immoral, unethical, no sense of decency and filthy mouthed full of hot air.

  8. felicia- May 16, 2014 Reply

    The US developed drones, Are They About to Attack? Who this time?

    1. Dartanian- May 16, 2014 Reply

      Do you wear tin foil hats to prevent all those space aliens from eating your brain at night? Get your conspiraciy news from bathroom walls?

  9. that Dutchguy- August 1, 2014 Reply

    People stating that there national technology is better or more advanced then another country are most probably ignorant of the rest of the world and what really happens in it!Yes i can understandthe rant of a certain person(will remain unnamed;),about “the american cowboy mentality”,but i have a problem with that:first fact is its called the USA not America(its a continent not a country),second is that,cowboy’s as you so lovingly call them were simple cow herders and rangers,acually mostly quiet peaceful people really,so do please educate yourself before you want to have a good rant here on the great happiness space!Samego’s for my Yankee coussins,if 55% of a nation(sorry republic my bad;) live below the poverty line( as is the case in the USA your a developing third world county!!!Nothing to be ashamed about i’m sure but nothing to write home about either,so a more humble tone from our colonial coussins would be appropriate,if not for”good taste” at least for not starting to believe one’s one tales and getting into trouble because of it!Empires come and empires go,some faster then others,so stay,and all indications say the USA will have a short reign,so you need friends in the future!

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