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MAKS 2019: Ziyan’s UAV Blowfish A3 © YGB

| Yannick Genty-Boudry, Moscow

MAKS 2019: Ziyan’s UAV Blowfish A3

The Chinese UAV manufacturer Ziyan introduced its Blowfish A3 — a mini VTOL which military version is under deployment within Emirate forces.

During the MAKS 2019 Air Show, the Chinese UAV manufacturer Ziyan introduced its Blowfish A3: a mini VTOL weighting only 38 kg that can be weaponized. According to the spokesperson of Ziyan, the military version — acquired by the Chinese government for civil security applications — should be starting its deployment within the Emirate forces. The electric-powered VTOL would only require 3 minutes of preparation before the takeoff for a range of 90 minutes. It is also able to carry 15 kg of armament. The originality here is to provide mini-rockets or a magazine of 8 vertical tubes to bomb at a minimum altitude of 300 m of the military objectives with 60 mm shells or 81 mm grenades. The Blowfish A3 should also be capable of carrying automatic weapons without modifications, from machine gun to riot control devices. Above all, Ziyan’s Blowfish A3 is able to operate in a swarm at over 80 km.

 

China MAKS 2019

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