ZHUHAI, China: A Chinese state-owned company claims that it is developing an accelerated airliner on the country's latest aerospace growth signal.
The unmanned aerial vehicle CH-7 also underlines the increasing competitiveness of China in the global market in expansion of the drones.
The chief designer of the drone Shi Wen says he can "fly long hours, look for and attack the target when necessary".
An airplane model is being exhibited in the Zhuhai air show in southern China, a biannual event that shows the latest advances in China in military and civil aviation.
With a span of 22 meters (72 feet) and a length of 10 meters (33 feet), the sweep CH-7 is the size of a fighter plane and its only engine can propel it at a commercial jets jet speed.
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