Over the past four years, the Chinese aircraft manufacturers (Aviation Industy of China) have demonstrated a "clone" of the U.S. MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle prototype photos and video, called "pterodactyl" (Wing Loong,the Chinese word of pterosaur, a Jurassic period dinosaur).
Chinese pterosaur UAV
The first time I saw the flight in "Pterosaur" unmanned aerial vehicles in the capital of Uzbekistan (Tashkent). Uzbekistan may be the first export customer.
Although the pterosaur UAV shape similar with a larger MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, but its size and 1.2 tons of "Predator" unmanned aerial vehicles are almost identical.
UAV "pterosaurs", weighing 1.1 tons, with a wingspan of 14 meters, 9 meters long. Its maximum altitude of 5300 m, and endurance over 20 hours.
Pterosaur UAV publicity pictures show that it carries two missiles of unknown type. We learn more about this clone of the Predator.
Chinese domestic pterosaur-I export unmanned aircraft system.