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A video released by the Chinese Air Force shows its WZ-7 jet-powered high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE), reconnaissance unmanned aircraft.

The large drone, also known as “Soaring Dragon”, has been in Chiese Air Force service since at least 2019 according to

The drone is built of a large number of composite materials. Its radar cross-sectional area is not large, presumably less than the typical fighter target.

The drone’s joined wing allows for a more rigid, less flexible wing than other configurations, with benefits said to include an increased lift-to-drag ratio and less complex flight controls than a HALE UAV with a conventional wing.