Pterodactyl Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Combat Aerial Vehicle has been developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Design & Research Institute.Pterodactyl armed drone can stay in air for over 20 hours and has maximum operational celling of 5,000 meters. Pterodactyl armed drone has range of over 4,000 km. Its maximum speed is 280 kilometers per hour.
Pterodactyl drone can carry maximum payload of 200 kg out of which its Forward looking infrared (FLIR) and other sensor weight around 100 kg which allows it to carry one KD-10 (K/AKD10 or HJ-10) under its each wing.
Pterodactyl Long-Endurance Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) has already been flight tested and undergone weapons launching trails.
Ground Control station (GCS) of the Chinese Pterodactyl Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle.
Pterodactyl drone can carry upto two AKD-10 is a third-generation Chinese air-to-surface anti-tank missile. AKD-10 is Chinese equivalent of the American AGM-114 Hellfire which also features a semi-active laser seeker. In future AKD-10 will be available with different types of seekers including TV, Imaging IR (ImIR), semi-active laser homing or millimeter wave (MMW) radar.
Pterodactyl Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Combat Aerial Vehicle model displayed by the China at an airshow. Pterodactyl drone is 9.05 m long, 2.77 m high and have 14 m wingspan. Its Maximum Takeoff weight is 1,100 kg.
The Chengdu Pterodactyl armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be primarily used by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) for reconnaissance, forward observation and light attack roles.