Chinese solar-powered unmanned aircraft makes maiden flight

BEIJING (Dunya News) – After two years of research and development, the Chinese solar-powered unmanned aircraft “MOZI 2” with independent intellectual property rights, successfully made its maiden flight at Moganshan airport in Deqing, east China’s Zhejiang Province on July 27, according to its producer OXAI Aircraft Co., Ltd. on Tuesday.

According to the Shanghai-based company, the aircraft, designed with a wingspan of 15 meters and solely powered by solar cells, can fly at a maximum altitude of 8,000 meters. It can cruise at a low speed for up to 12 hours during the night after charging in the sunlight for eight hours

The aircraft is expected to be used for disaster relief, reconnaissance and communication.

Mao Yiqing, the company’s general manager, said they would work with 5G service providers to further expand the application of the aircraft.

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