Reprinted 2020-11-30 07:22 Camouflage Tiger

Source: Penguin

[Unofficial translation of an article by Chinese media outlet which hints at the use of third-party combat drones by Ethiopian/Eritrean forces against the people of Tigray]

The Asian-Arab conflict, which had just subsided a while earlier, ended with Azerbaijan’s victory. In this war, UAV (drone), as a new type of weapon and equipment, soon gained the attention of all countries in the world. Some experts even predicted that in the future war, UAVs will replace armed helicopter and become a new favorite on the battlefield. This is true in the recent conflict between Ethiopia and the rebels.

Satellite data provided by a U.S. space company recently showed that buildings in the area where the rebels were fighting in Ethiopia were suspected to have been hit by a large-scale precision guided attack and the rebels who used the building as shelters suffered a devastating blow. In this attack, at least 500 rebels were eliminated on the spot. The Ethiopian government forces had absolute initiative at the beginning of the battle. Such a precise air strike was definitely not done by the Su-27 of the Ethiopian Air Force. It was the Ethiopian Air Force that used the killer weapon. Judging from the current situation in Ethiopia, both Ethiopia and the UAE Air Force stationed in Ethiopia have used them. The Ethiopian side uses the Rainbow 4 weapon. The UAE air force is likely to use the Pterosaur 2 armed UAV.

Both types of drones are excellent products produced in China and been exported to many countries and regions of the world. Pterosaur 2 is developed by China’s Chengdu aircraft industry group. The aerodynamic layout of pterosaur 2 is generally similar to that of the previous domestic pterosaur UAVs, but the size of pterosaur 2 is almost a circle larger than that of pterosaur. Therefore, compared with pterosaur, the next generation of pterosaur 2 has improved significantly in terms of missile load and maximum range. In the seven years since it was put into the market, pterodactyl 2 has been successfully equipped in many countries, realized the normal application, and has a good performance in the actual combat process. Rainbow 4 UAV, as a representative product of China’s “Rainbow” UAV series, is also exported to the Middle East and Europe.

These two kinds of UAVs represent the advanced level of UAVs in China. Compared with the UAVs made in the United States, before China’s UAVs have gained momentum, the UAVs made in the United States have been widely welcomed in the international arms market. However, since China’s UAVs entered the international market, many countries are immediately attracted by the high cost effectiveness of Chinese UAVs. At the same time, Chinese UAVs are more durable and easy to manufacture than those of the United States. In terms of maintenance, it has successfully shaken the dominant position of American UAVs in the international market.

In this conflict, Ethiopia has once again used our home-made [Chinese] drones, and it is clear that the use of drones in modern warfare, after the end of the conflict in the Naka region, has attracted and begun to be imitated by countries around the world.

翼龙彩虹无人机投入战斗,夜袭埃塞俄比亚叛军,500人就地消灭转载

2020-11-30 07:22

迷彩虎

来源: 企鹅号

前一阵子刚刚平息的亚阿冲突最终以阿塞拜疆方面的获胜而宣告结束,在这场战争当中,无人机作为一种新型的武器装备在战场上小露头角,很快的便得到了世界各国的关注,甚至有专家预言,在未来的战争当中,无人机将取代武装直升机,成为战场上的新宠儿,这话用在近日埃塞俄比亚与叛军爆发的冲突中可以说一点也不假。

近日来自美国一家太空公司提供的卫星数据显示,在埃塞俄比亚与叛军进行交战地区的建筑物疑似遭到了大范围的精确制导打击,利用建筑物作为隐蔽所的叛军因此遭到了毁灭性的打击,在这场袭击当中,至少有500余名叛军被就地消灭,埃塞俄比亚政府军在战斗的一开始就有绝对的主动权,这么精准的空袭,绝对不是埃塞俄比亚空军的苏27所为之,应该是埃塞俄比亚空军使用了杀手锏武器,从目前埃塞俄比亚的现状来看,埃塞俄比亚和驻扎在埃塞国内的阿联酋空军都有使用这种杀手锏:武装无人机的可能,埃塞俄比亚方面使用的,是彩虹4武装无人机,而阿联酋空军,使用的很有可能是翼龙2武装无人机。

这两种无人机都是我国生产制造的优秀产品,曾经出口到了世界上的很多国家与地区。翼龙2由我国的成都飞机工业集团研制,翼龙2与之前的翼龙国产无人机的气动布局在大体上是相似的,但是翼龙2的尺寸几乎比翼龙大了一圈,所以说相比起翼龙,后代翼龙2无论是从载弹量还是从最大航程上来讲,都比翼龙有了明显的提高。在投入市场的七年间,翼龙2已经成功装备了多个国家,实现了常态化的应用,在实战过程中也有不俗的表现,而彩虹4无人机作为我国“彩虹”系列无人机中的代表性产品,也远销中东和欧洲地区。

并且在针对武装份子的斗争中大放异彩。这两种无人机都代表着我国无人机的先进水平。相比于美国生产的无人机,在中国的无人机势头还没有起来之前,国际军火市场上广受欢迎的一直是美国制造的无人机,但是自从我国的无人机进入国际市场开始,很多国家立刻被我国无人机超高的性价比所吸引,同时我国的无人机相比美国的无人机更加耐造,易于保养和维护,已经成功地撼动了美国无人机在国际市场上的霸主地位。

在这次的冲突当中,埃塞俄比亚再一次使用我国的国产无人机,很显然,在纳卡地区的冲突结束之后,无人机在现代战争中的使用,也已经被世界各国所吸引,并且开始有了模仿。

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