China Aerospace Long-March International presents its CH-901 suicide UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system at SOFEX 2018, the International Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference in Amman, Jordan. The CH-901 can be used to perform a wide range of missions including reconnaissance, attacks or destroy specific targets.
Chinese-made suicide drone CH-901 at SOFEX 2018, Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) held in Amman, Jordan. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The CH-901 suicide drone is intended to combine the advantages of a drone and a bomb and can hover for 40 minutes before swooping down on a target. It can be used by Special Forces during counter-terrorism operations.
The CH-901 China is a portable killer drone which has a weight of 9 kg and can be easily carried by a single soldier and launch from the field to track down and attack opponents.
The CH-901 suicide drone can be fitted with warheads or camera to perform reconnaissance missions and located enemy positions. The CH-901 can fly at a speed from 7 to 120 km/h with a range of 10 km and, loaded with explosive warhead the drone can penetrate light armored vehicles.
The CH-901 can be armed with a fragmentation charge or a shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating 10 cm of armor and destroying tanks and light armored vehicles. The CH-901 is able to detect targets at a range of more than 1.5 km from an altitude of 450 m.
The CH-901 is launched from a container and can be ready to use in less than 3 minutes.