The Chinese military’s flagship drone Rainbow 5 made its debut on state television on Sunday, showing off new weapons and the latest technology to “change the game in airstrikes”.
Rainbow 5, or Caihong 5 (CH-5), is the latest in a series of unmanned aerial vehicles developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation to hunt and kill in battle.
With a take-off weight of more than three tonnes and a wingspan similar to that of the United States’ Reaper drone, Rainbow 5 is China’s latest entry in the heavyweight military drones race dominated by the US.
The Rainbow 5’s test flight was conducted “recently” at an undisclosed airfield in Gansu province, state-run China Central Television reported 8yesterday.
The test flight comes ahead of a massive military parade to be held in Beijing on Thursday that will showcase cutting-edge technology… see more