Iraq’s Ministry of Defense unveiled its new China Aerospace and Technology Corporation CH-4B “Rainbow” unmanned aerial vehicle on Saturday.
The CH-4 is almost identical to the Predator B, designated MQ-9 Reaper by the U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force, and features the largest fixed wing in the Rainbow series. The UAV is designed for surveillance missions, but can be armed for combat as well. The craft is able to fire an air-to-ground missile from over 16,000 feet in the air.
According to China Aerospace and Technology Corporation (CASC), the craft is fitted for high-altitude missions over land and sea, and features a payload capacity of 253 pounds with a maximum takeoff weight of 2,770 pounds.
Full article: Iraq defense ministry unveils new Chinese unmanned vehicle (Spacewar)