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China: three-engine variant of Twin-tailed Scorpion UAV by Tengden company made its first flight


The new HALE drone with 3 piston engines from the Tengden start-up successfully made its first flight independently, at Zigong airport, on January 16.


China three engine variant of Twin tailed Scorpion UAV by Tengden company made its first flight Three-engined variant of the TW328/TB001 (Picture source: Twitter)


The drone is a three-engine variant of Tengden's twin-engine TB Twin-tailed Scorpion. Its maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) increased from 2800 to 3200 kg.

Reports say that the new platform - which has an overall wingspan of 20 m and is 11 m long -  has an endurance of 35 hours,  a flight ceiling of 9,500 m, a maximum climb rate of 10 m/s, and a top speed of more than 300 km/h.  It is said to be very adaptable and can be deployed in airfields in plateau areas.


China three engine variant of Twin tailed Scorpion UAV by Tengden company made its first flight 02 Rear view of the UAV (Picture source: Twitter)