The WZ-2000, also known as the Wu Zhen 2000 and previously the WZ-9 is a multi-purpose attack UCAV developed by Guizhou Aviation Industry Group (GAIC) in the People’s Republic of China.
Development on the WZ-2000 began in 1999. A mock up of the WZ-2000 was publicly displayed at the 2000 Zhuhai Airshow, with a more accurate model on display at the 2002 event. First flight was on 26 December 2003, and there is sketchy news that an improved version, possibly designated the WZ-2000B, was due to fly at the end of 2005.
The UAV is powered by a single WS-11 turbofan engine which sits on top of the empennage between the two V-shaped tail fins. The fins are canted at approximately 40°. The sensor package includes thermal imaging camera, synthetic aperture radar, with images transmitted via a satellite communications antenna in the nose bulge.
Powerplant: 1 × WS-11 turbofan, 16.9 kN (3,800 lbf) thrust
Armament: At least 2 × KD2 air-to-surface missiles, additional number of ZD1 precision-guided bombs
|Max. Takeoff Weight|
|Wu Zhen 2000||7.5||9.8||1700||800||2400||3||18000||80|
|China||Guizhou Aviation Industry Group (GAIC / Wu Zhen)||Guiyang,Guizhou||http://www.gaiec.cn|