China has shown off a new military drone that carries two grenade launchers. The weapon appeared during a recent combat exercise in southern China, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

The rotary-wing aircraft is also capable of firing guided munitions and conducting various missions, including tactical reconnaissance and midair interceptions, it is reported.

Beijing’s latest fighting drone was deployed during a drill by a special brigade under the land force of the People’s Liberation Army, CCTV said in a video report released by its social media account. The military exercise is said to have taken place in a rain forest in Yunnan Province.

CCTV’s report suggested that the weapon was produced by Harwar, a Chinese company specialising in the development and manufacture of drones with ‘special equipment’.

A military column published by state-run eastday.com claimed that it was the ‘Zhanfu H16-V12’ from Harwar. The model, whose name means ‘War Ax’ in English, was showcased by the company at a drone expo in Shenzhen last month.

According to the Harwar, the manufacturer, the drone can fly as high as 5,834 metres (19,140 feet) and carry a maximum load of 25 kilograms (55 pounds).

It is said to be able to withstand high winds of up to 17.1 metres (56 feet) per second and a temperature range from minus 40 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius (minus 104 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit).

Source: Daily Mail

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