New All-Wing Designs Reveal China’s Growing Swagger

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A decade-long pursuit of all-wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by China’s state-owned aerospace contractors led to a new swagger on display at the country’s largest aviation event. 

In a routine honed since 2006, China’s largest aviation companies, such as Avic, Casc and Casic, could be counted on to roll out subscale models of all-wing UAS every two years in the Airshow China exhibit halls. 

But this year was different. As large, all-wing aircraft …



New All-Wing Designs Reveal China’s Growing Swagger