The exposure of the hottest rainbow 7 stealth UAV

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The exposure of the rainbow 7 stealth UAV 3D promotional film is really too sci-fi

original title: the exposure of the rainbow 7 stealth UAV 3D promotional film is really too sci-fi

at each Zhuhai Air Show, the mysterious weapon that makes its debut is always the most attractive to the outside world. At this air show, "Global Times" saw a huge flying wing stealth UAV at the booth of the 11th Research Institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The global times learned on the 5th that this mysterious UAV named "rainbow-7" is its first public debut, which will bring major innovation to the future air combat mode

the layout of flying wings triggered speculation

at the first sight of "rainbow-7", the global times was attracted by its huge wingspan - this pair of 22 meter long wings occupied almost two-thirds of the width of the exhibition hall, and its complete fuselage was photographed from several angles. In addition, in order to choose a better angle, the media had to climb to the very high exhibition ladder and shoot with "God's perspective". Shrouded in the huge wings of "rainbow-7", the "rainbow-10" unmanned tilt rotor aircraft on display on the same stage is more "small and exquisite"

Dr. wangyongzhi, a technical expert of rainbow UAV, told the global times on the 5th that "rainbow-7" is a high-altitude, subsonic and invisible UAV. It is currently in the detailed design stage. This time, it is displayed in the form of a full-scale prototype. Its maximum take-off weight can reach 13 tons, with strong stealth and penetration capabilities. The positioning of "rainbow-7" in the spectrum of Rainbow series unmanned aircraft is the aviation equipment for strategic information support and high-value target strike. It can perform fire suppression, reconnaissance and surveillance, long-term early warning and other tasks in high-risk environments. The previous "rainbow-3", "rainbow-4" and "rainbow-5" used the traditional UAV configuration, while the "rainbow-7" chose the flying wing configuration with typical stealth characteristics, so it has strong stealth performance. With the breakthrough of aerodynamic shape, its flight control technology must also be breakthrough, because it needs to break through the control technology of tailless flying wing configuration. In terms of power, it adopts a turbofan engine that can meet the requirements of its high-altitude and high-speed working state, which can be operated by computer

according to Shi Wen, chief engineer of Rainbow series UAV, the "rainbow-7" has more performance than the American rq-170 stealth UAV, and is close to the newly exposed rq-180 stealth UAV. It is expected to conduct test flights in the coming years. Shi Wen said that it makes China a country with long endurance and strong penetration capability of unmanned combat aircraft after the United States, which can meet the demand for high-end stealth unmanned combat aircraft in future symmetrical operations

can be used as the "bodyguard" of the fourth generation aircraft.

what is the technical inheritance relationship between "rainbow-7" and "rainbow-4" and "rainbow-5"? Wang Yongzhi said that the "rainbow-7" mainly inherits the advantages of the previous model, such as high reliability, high attendance, general ground station, fully automatic control technology and so on. In addition, it will also adopt a series of advanced technologies that have not been used in the previous model. As for the specific technical route to achieve stealth performance, Wang Yongzhi said that it will be achieved through comprehensive stealth design and solutions such as shape stealth, painting of radar absorbing stealth materials, body structure and so on

Shi Wen said that the emergence of "rainbow-7", which emphasizes stealth performance, is related to our prediction of future wars. Because the premise of using conventional UAV in the war on terrorism is to master the air control, but the future use of UAV in high-risk environment requires it to have strong stealth and penetration capabilities. High altitude, high speed and stealth will be the development trend of high-end UAV. Shi Wen stressed that this kind of UAV can use its performance and production effectiveness to bring a new standard stealth advantage to burst into enemy positions, get closer to the target and perform long-term combat tasks, including intercepting enemy radar, communication and other electronic signals, or reconnaissance, identification and surveillance of enemy command posts, missile launch positions, ships and other high-value targets. He also mentioned in particular that the "rainbow-7" UAV is equipped with an embedded bomb compartment, which can choose to launch anti radiation missiles, air to ground missiles, long-range bombs or anti-ship missiles to destroy targets according to operational requirements

"rainbow-5" is loved by Chinese military fans because of its large bomb carrying capacity. Nearly minus two curved spaces, vertical bags of this shape are no longer popular. For "Bomb truck", the maximum takeoff weight of "rainbow-7" if it is found to be loose is 13 tons. What improvement will this bring to its future application? Wang Yongzhi said that the powerful loading capacity of rainbow-7 can enable it to carry more advanced reconnaissance loads and more strike weapons to carry out the task of "observing and fighting" against the enemy's high-value targets

foreign countries are studying and exploring the flight of UAV formation and the future combat mode of UAV and UAV formation. Wang Yongzhi believes that the "rainbow-7" can perform tasks in combination with manned aircraft, including the fourth generation stealth fighters, such as using its stealth and long endurance performance to perform forward reconnaissance and surveillance missions, and can cooperate with manned fighters and early warning aircraft

when talking about the future development direction of the stealth UAV, Wang Yongzhi said that the "rainbow-7" is mainly based on meeting the development needs of China's own related equipment. If it conforms to the national export policy, it can also help improve the national defense level of friendly countries

ocean or future direction

according to the global times, the Rainbow series UAV includes multiple models with a maximum take-off weight ranging from 2.2 kg to 3.3 tons. It is currently the most complete family of military UAVs in China, and has been exported to more than 10 countries. The addition of "rainbow-7" will further improve the seriation development of rainbow UAV

Shi Wen revealed that the future Rainbow series UAV includes four development directions: first, long endurance and ultra long endurance technology; Second, high-speed, stealth technology; Third, promote the development of high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles; Fourth, pay attention to vertical takeoff and landing technology

at the air show, "rainbow-4", "rainbow-5" and other star products appeared again. According to experts, relying on the great advantages of heavy load, long flight time and long range, "rainbow-5" can carry a variety of weapons, with great flexibility. It can also be used for civilian purposes and display its skills in marine and maritime patrol. The global times saw at the scene that suspected sea scanning radar was mounted under the belly of "rainbow-4" and "rainbow-5". Solar powered unmanned aerial vehicles can not only provide a new situation awareness and information relay platform, but also be used for land and resources investigation, environmental monitoring, and the function of replacing communication satellites at a lower cost. Some hot marine areas can even "hang" several solar powered unmanned aerial vehicles that can fly continuously over the relevant sea areas for a long time

also saw the debut of the "rainbow-10" unmanned tilt rotor aircraft at the scene. Shi Wen said, "rainbow-10" is a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle integrating helicopter and fixed wing aircraft technology. It takes off and lands vertically in helicopter mode and cruises rapidly in fixed wing aircraft mode. Its biggest feature is that it can take off and land vertically without a runway. It is suitable for land, islands, complex mountains and other environments. If necessary in the future, it may also be developed into a model used on ships, which can take off and land on marine investigation ships and marine police ships, and can be used for both military and civil purposes

will there be a shipboard version of rainbow-7 in the future? Wang Yongzhi revealed that the "rainbow-7" currently developed is mainly aimed at taking off and landing on land, and will have the ability to be refitted into a shipborne type in the future. At the same time, "rainbow-7" will also improve China's ability to safeguard maritime rights and interests after it is loaded with mission payloads such as sea search radar. [Global Times reported that Liu Yang and Hu Weijia, the special mission to Zhuhai]

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