China’s NORINCO Gets Into UAV Biz

China's NORINCO shows off its Sharp Eyes III rotary UAV at Airshow China in Zhuhai this week.

┬áChina’s NORINCO shows off its Sharp Eyes III rotary UAV at Airshow China in Zhuhai this week. (Wendell Minnick/ / Staff)

China North Industries Corp. (NORINCO), better known for building tanks and infantry vehicles, has developed an unmanned helicopter. The company revealed its Sharp Eyes III UAV this week at Airshow China in Zhuhai.

The multitask military UAV can be equipped with a charge-coupled device camera, infrared laser, electo-optical equipment, targeting sensors and illumination for semi-active laser-guided bombs. Missions include reconnaissance, targeting, damage assessment and battlefield situational awareness.

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