China claims new stealth drone rivals US B-21 Raider

A prototype of the Flying Dragon-2

A Chinese developer claims it has created a prototype for a stealth drone which could rival the US Air Force B-21 Raider.Drone makers Zhongtian Feilong Intelligent Technology claimed the unmanned aircraft could be used for precision strikes and surveillance, South China Morning Post reported.

The completed prototype closely matches the B-21 Raider’s speed, attack range, payload and stealth but is cheaper to make and more durable.

The Xian-based company posted a statement on social media platform WeChat on Tuesday indicating the Feilong-2 or, Flying Dragon-2 was designed to identify targets using optical and active radars in difficult weather.

Stealth features included a special coating which reduces reflection.Developers say the high-subsonic unmanned aerial vehicle could be used for precision strikes on enemy command centres, military airstrips and aircraft carriers.

It could also be used to carry out surveillance, a saturation attack or damage assessment, according to the statement.

Developers boasted the features of the Flying Dragon-2 meant the “US B-21 Raider has already fallen behind, even before it enters service,” SCMP reported.

Source: 9News – China claims new stealth drone rivals US B-21 Raider

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