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Chengdu Pterodactyl I
The Pterodactyl I is also known by the title Wing Loong. That’s the name it is referred to in its country of origin, China. Classified as a MALE UAV (Medium Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle), Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, makers of premier Chinese fighter jets as well as other aircraft, produced the Pterodactyl I to excel in aerial recon. This military drone is designed almost exclusively for imaging, although weapons can be attached if the need arises.
It is about 30 feet long with a 46-foot wingspan, and stands roughly 9 feet tall. The Pterodactyl I has a maximum speed of 180 miles per hour, reaches a maximum altitude of 16,500 feet and can remain in the air for almost a full day – 20 hours.
Chengdu Pterodactyl 1 cost: $1 million per unit