China on way to build world’s largest armed drone for military purposes

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BEIJING, JAN 24 (DNA) – China ‘s drone newcomer Tengoen Technology (also spelled Tengdun) has ambitious plans. The company promises to market armed drones for purchase. It also promises to build the world’s biggest cargo drone – which is quite an achievement for a company that was only founded in 2016. Popular Science reported the TB-001 Scorpion, Tengoen’s flagship vehicle, is a twin-engine, double-tail drone.

It has a maximum takeoff weight of 2.8 tons, a range of more than 6,000km, and provisions to carry two 100kg bombs or missiles. Tengoen has also partnered with Chinese delivery company SF Express to build a souped-up TB-001 for cargo delivery, increasing the drone’s size to 3.3 tons, with a 1.2-ton payload.