The DEW Line pal and former Jane’s colleague Josh Kucera reports today from Bishkek a new unmanned air vehicle has been spotted flying over Uzbekistan.
To analyze its origins, we’ll use the classical analytical device known as the Goldilocks method. Predator/Gray Eagle/Reaper is too big, yet the UAV still seems too small to be a Hermes 900. China’s Pterodactyl/Wing Loong, however, seems just right.
You be the judge.
If confirmed, and don’t expect anyone here to issue a press release, we may have found China’s first publicly-known export customer for the Wing Loong.
SPOTTED: A mystery (ok, maybe Chinese) UAV in Uzbekistan
By Stephen Trimble on 20 February, 2012 in Uncategorised
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