China FH-97 Armed Drone Can Match US XQ-58A, as Advanced Fighter Jets but More Cost-Effective
s kratos at the air show in zhuhai wednesday september 29, 2021. A number of developed countries are racing to develop loyal wingman drones to save on more expensive, manned fighter jets. The chinese fh 97 long range drone can carry various types of weapons and has both conventional attack and electronic warfare capabilities said wu wae, a representative for fei hong china, aerospace, science, technology corp cast which manufactures the advanced drone. He did not give specifics in his presentation at airshow. China in zhuhai kazdak did not provide technical details of the fh 97 concept or say whether it was planned for export. Although many foreign observers watched the presentation, the fh 97 looks almost identical to the kratos xq58a, which made its first flight in 2019.. The xq58a has a maximum speed of mach 0.85 and a range of about 2 200 nautical miles jong dong young. Vice president of katuk said his plan is to turn fei hong into an international high end brand and become a major player in the center stage of the world arena. China has exported military drones to countries including the united arab emirates, pakistan and serbia.