Houthis announce shooting down Chinese CH-4 drone in Al-Jawf Yemen

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2020-01-07 | Since 1 Year

The Houthi group (Ansar Allah) on Tuesday, announced the shooting down of a combat reconnaissance plane belonging to the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Al-Jawf governorate, northeast of Yemen.

The Houthi forces spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a statement that the air defenses of the group's forces shot down a CH-4 combat reconnaissance plane in Al-Jawf Governorate.

He pointed out that this combat reconnaissance aircraft is the third of its kind that was shot down while carrying out hostilities in the Yemeni airspace.

The Chinese CH-4 drone is very popular, combining reconnaissance and bombing capabilities, and can launch attacks on ground targets using missiles from a height of more than 5,000 kilometers.

The wingspan of the CH-4 plane reaches 18 meters, the maximum weight at take-off is 1350 kilograms, the maximum flight range is five thousand kilometers, it can cruise at an altitude between 5 thousand and 7 thousand meters, and it has a high air efficiency using the new air planning network.

The air efficiency of the Chinese aircraft CH-4 in the case of cruising is between 20 and 22, and this is considered the most advanced in the world. If the take-off weight is 1350 kilograms and the air efficiency 20, then this means that the air resistance is equivalent to only 62.5 kilograms.

The CH-4 drone is the strongest in terms of carrying capacity and flying efficiency and is able to perform tasks including surveillance, gathering information, carrying out military operations, and precision strikes of fixed or mobile targets at low speeds on the ground.


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