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China’s CASC plans App-based UAV Management System
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:32:26 AM »
China’s CASC plans app-based control system for Cai Hong UAVs | IHS Jane's 360 - 03 August 2017
Engineers at the Beijing-based China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform, systems, and technology business unit of defence prime China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), are developing a new app-based UAV management system specifically designed to reduce the complexities of operating larger, multirole air vehicles in the medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) class.

Jane’s sources revealed that such an effort had been under way since 2014 and the company aims to have early software builds ready for field trials “in the near future”. It is expected that the yet-to-be-named app-based system will be made available as an option for the company’s flagship products such as the Cai Hong 4 (Rainbow 4, or CH-4) – which is already in service a number of countries in Central Asia and the Middle East – and the recently market-ready CH-5 strike-capable reconnaissance MALE UAVs when fully developed.

CASC engineers ready a pair of CH-4 strike-capable reconnaissance UAVs for a flight test in northwestern China. The company is developing an app-based interface to simplify higher order UAV operations. Source: IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong