A brand new Chinese high-tech spy drone has been revealed during a recent military air show. Codenamed CH-5, the drone was dubbed as the "world's most powerful" unmanned aerial vehicle.
The drone was unveiled over the weekend during the International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition event held in Zhuhai, China, as the country displays its technological military advancements to the people.
The fighter drone's capabilities
According to reports, the combat drone is able to fly further and longer than any other drones, incorporated with a lot of fighting abilities that would also include conduct bombing features for up to two days with a flight range of a whopping 20,000 kilometers.
The CH-5 is already on pace for being the most powerful non-pilot combat plane the world has ever seen, as per The Daily Star for local media coverage. They also confirmed that China has been granted an export license for the lethal aerial weapon.
Several countries are already expressing their intentions
The drone's chief designer, Shi-Wen, stated that "Several foreign nations have expressed their interests to purchase the CH-5, and we are currently in talks with them."
The official reveal of the drone came a day after China also unveiled its technological military prowess during the exhibition with an all-new 67-feet long super spy plane that features top speeds of over 1,305 mph.
Codenamed the J-20, this stealth fighter is a twin jet aircraft that has the ability to travel at speeds of up to 1,305 mph and is set to hit production by 2018.
The J-20 will rival the F-22
The aircraft was presented along with the Bayi Aerobatic Team of PLA's (Peoples Liberation Army) Air Force.
The J-20 is also considered as the direct Chinese answer to the infamous US F-22 stealth fighter, and the event was the main opportunity for the general public to witnessed, first hand, these new Chinese military tech hardware.