During the Airshow China here at Zhuhai, Avic Defense and one of the
country’s aeronautics academic institutions, launched a competition
with the Chinese air force for new UAV designs. The prize is to be
awarded next year and to spur some innovative thinking.
On one of the Chinese CD handouts were a couple of concept drawings.
Where they are from or what they represent is unclear, but they are
And with China already working on its J-10 follow-on, here’s some
fodder for speculation (the airframe, below, actually looks very little
like what China’s 5th Gen Fighter is believed to look like, let’s just
call it the 6th Gen concept.