China on Thursday unveiled a “switchblade” suicide drone among a several new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in a video released at a forum on unmanned equipment developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) in Beijing.
The video displayed live-fire shooting exercises by armed reconnaissance drones like the CH-4 and the CH-5, in addition to the launch of a new attack UAV, the FH-901 suicide drone and the CH-10 tilt-rotor drone.
What appears to be an FH-901 suicide drone is seen attacking a tank target from the top, completely destroying it, various Chinese media reported.
Observers called the FH-901 a Chinese equivalent to the US-developed Switchblade suicide drone. The Switchblade earned its recent fame in the Ukraine crisis.
The FH-901 can be launched from the ground and also released by aircraft and drones in the sky.