The Guizhou WZ-2000 or WhuZhen-2000 ( Whuren Zencha-2000 ) is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, that was unveiled by Guizhou Aviation Industry Group ( GAIG ), the first time at the 2000 Zuhai Air Show. But this model wasn´t very accurate, so that 2 years later at the 2002 Zuhai Air Show, a more accurate model was unveiled. The WZ-2000 was designed to act as a reconnaissance drone and it shows still some features making it stealthy like some radar cross section reductions. The by a single WS-11 turbofan engine powered UAV, was first flown in December 2003. The WZ-2000 is equipped with an onboard remote sensing system, which was successfully tested in August 2004. The sensors of it are a thermal imaging camera, a synthetic aperture radar ( SAR ), the images the UAV records are transmitted using a satellite communications antenna, which is monted in the nose bulge.
|Payload capacity||80 kg|
|Maximum takeoff-weight||1,700 kg|
|Powerplant||1x WS-11 turbofan, with a thrust of 16.9 kN|
|Maximum speed||800 km/h|
|Maximum flight endurance||3 hours|
|Service ceiling||17,983 m|