(Original title: China's Twin-tail Scorpion A-type three-shot UAV completes fire extinguishing bomb target test mission: satellite guidance, excellent fire extinguishing effect)
A large modular three-engine fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), independently developed by Sichuan Tengdun Technology and with complete intellectual property rights, successfully completed A fire-fighting target test at an airport in northwest China on December 6, according to the company.
At 16:00 on December 6, 2021, the Twin-tail Scorpion A uav carrying two 200 kg satellite-guided aerial fire bombs entered the runway and took off successfully. After entering the target area according to the planned route, two fire bombs were successively dropped at A height of 2200 meters, and the fire bombs were opened and dropped at A height of about 15 meters from the target. Fire extinguishing agent accurately covers the target fire site. According to calculation, the effective fire extinguishing area of a single fire bomb is more than 450 square meters, and the fire extinguishing and flame retardant effect is excellent. At 16:40, Double-tailed scorpion A returned to the ground safely, and the fire-extinguishing bomb target test flight mission was successfully completed.
According to the official introduction, the 200 kg satellite-guided aerial fire extinguishing bomb carried by the Twin-tailed Scorpion A uav is an airborne fire extinguishing bomb developed by Hunan Guanghua Defense Technology Group Co LTD for forest and grassland fires. The fire extinguishing bomb has advantages of low cost, high precision, simple operation and maintenance, strong environmental adaptability, and large effective fire extinguishing area. It is suitable for fire surveillance aircraft hanging patrol, highland and other special terrain fire rescue, etc.
The satellite-guided projectile, similar to the terminal-sensitive projectile in military missiles, can be dropped at a certain altitude to improve coverage.In this test, the two fire bombs hit the target accurately, and the landing point of the two rounds almost overlapped.
"Don't read too much, this is a fire bomb," one viewer commented on the video. "Attention: gasoline and fatty acid salt are strictly prohibited, the consequences are at your own risk."
IT Home learned that the double-tailed Scorpion A uav used in this test had previously appeared at the 13th Zhuhai Air Show. The aircraft has a high-aspect ratio, double-tail-prop, and x20 aerodynamic design. It has a wingspan of 20 meters, a length of 10 meters, and a height of 3.1 meters. It has a maximum flight time of 36 hours, a maximum range of 7,200 kilometers, and a maximum takeoff weight of 3.25 tons.
The Twin-tail SCORPION A uav is the world's first three-engine large high-end UAV system. Compared with similar products, the unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) in the task load carrying ability, all-weather task execution ability, more terrain short takeoff and landing capacity, high-power power supply capacity and ability of plateau - sea deployment has certain advantages, can be in the road, and other special terrain safely from the airstrip, can be mounted at the same time 4 200 kg projectile project tasks, day and night Moreover, it is more in line with the requirements of large-scale high-end UAV commercialization in terms of safety, reliability and cost performance.