China’s flaunts its new deadly drone bomber which can carry a dozen different types of weapon, fly 35 hours without refuelling and spy on enemies from 23,000ft

Monday, December 24, 2018
By Paul Martin

Wing Loong I-D completed its maiden flight in western China yesterday
It’s armed with BA-7 laser-guided missiles, a powerful anti-tank weapon
The plane has a wing span of 45.9ft and can carry an external load of 881 lbs

24 December 2018

China has shown off its latest drone bomber as it releases footage of the unmanned aircraft completing its first flight.

Wing Loong I-D, a type of combat and spy drone, can carry more than 10 different types of weapons and fly up to 35 hours without refuelling.

It is also able to scout information from as high as 7,000 metres (22,965 feet), according to Chinese news site Sina Military.

The fighter jet is reported to be equipped with a variety of bombs and missiles. One of them is the BA-7, or Blue Arrow-7 laser-guided missiles.

The semi-automatic, air-to-surface missile is reported to be one of the most powerful anti-tank missiles in the world by Chinese media. It is able to destroy tanks with armor as think as 1.4 metres (55 inches) from as far as 7,000 metres (22,965 feet), according to a military blog on

Wing Loong I-D is also armed with YZ-212 laser-guided bomb, YZ-102A anti-personnel bomb and 50-kilogram LS-6 miniature guided bomb, said Sina Military.

An upgrade from the Wing Loong I, the newest drone is wider and can carry a heavier load.

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