Egyptian Air Force showcase armed Chengdu Wing Loong MALE UCAV in new video

Egyptian Air Force Chengdu Wing Loong MALE UCAV

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the first time released photos and videos of the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) Chengdu Wing Loong-1 Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV).

The Egyptian Air Force Wing Loong UCAV could be seen armed with a pair of Blue Arrow 7 laser guided missiles.

According to the video, the Egyptian Air Force has procured other modern types of UAVs.

The Egyptian military is among the top countries in Africa to deploy armed drones in combat alongside Nigeria and South Africa.


Chengdu Wing Loong (Pterodactyl) MALE UCAV

Darek Liam

Darek Liam is the North African editor for AMB, where he writes about the intersection of Technology and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as African Union correspondent.