21 March 2017

News Story: China defense industry will deliver 300 Wing Loong II / Pterodactyl II UAVs to Saudi Arabia

Important export contract for the Chinese defense industry with the delivery of 300 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Wing Loong II also called Perodactyl II) to Saudi Arabia. The Wing Loong II was unveiled during AirShow China in Zhuhai in November 2016.

In February 2017, Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) from China has successfully performed flight tests with the Wing Loong II, an improved variant of the Wing-Loong which was exhibited for the first time to the public during the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition held in Zhuhai in 2010.

The Wing Loong II is an upgraded version of the Wing Loong that enters in service with the Chinese Air Force in 2008. This UAV was also exported to many countries all over the world including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Read the full story at Army Recognition