The Chinese-developed armed reconnaissance drone WJ-700 Falcon has successfully completed its first flight test.
Produced under the main contractor of Haiying General Aviation Equipment (Hiwing), the UAV is aimed at reconnaissance, surveillance and early warning, as well as electronic warfare missions. The platform was first revealed in 2018.
The maximum take-off weight of the WJ-700 is 3,500 kg and can stay in the air for up to 20 hours. While there is no specific explanation of the characteristics of the drone; It is believed that China can use the Falcon jointly with combat aircraft with AI control.
According to Chinese media reports, the WJ-700 is designed for local and international markets and is expected to launch the drone in the next five to 10 years.