China has released footage of its new military stealth drone, which can reportedly travel for 40 hours without the need for a refuel.
News from Beijing says the device can also locate ground targets from an altitude of around 9,800 feet.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, the drone, named ‘Sea Hawk’, has been developed by the Sea Hawk General Aviation Equipment Company, a firm set up in 2012 by the state-run China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation to develop and manufacture military drones.
Speaking on China Central Television, the plane’s deputy designer Wan Jianping, described how the drone is equipped with China’s most advanced photo-electric aerial platform and contains seven different cameras, including an infrared camera and a multi-spectral camera, all of which can turn 360 degrees.
It has a wingspan of 18 metres, a maximum cruising altitude of 7,500 metres, can carry 370 kilograms of goods and has a maximum take-off load of 1.5 tonnes.
Watch the video from South China Morning Post here: