Pterosaur (Yi-Long or Yilong, 翼龙) is a low-altitude, military-civilian dual-use and long-endurance Chinese UAV developed by AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China). Pterosaur is equipped with reconnaissance device, laser light, electronic warfare equipments, light space-based strike weapons (SBSW), the UAV can be tailored to various missions such as peacekeeping, anti-terrorism, border patrols as well as disaster monitoring and atmospheric research.
Pterosaur UAV has a fuselage exceeding 9 meters and a wingspan of 14 meters enabling it to maintain a long stay in the air. Pterosaur UAV resembles the famous General Atomics MQ-1 Predator used by the United States Air Force which is famous for its participation in the “beheading operations” in Iraq and Afghanistan. With similar performance but much lower price, more and more international buyers are interested in the Pterosaur UAV.
Maximum Takeoff Weight (KG)
Maximum Flight Speed
Maximum Flight Duration
200kg（wing hanging points）
Development History of Pterosaur UAV
Pterosaur UAV was first developed by AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) targeting at meeting the international market demand for UAV. The project was officially launched in 2005 and made public in 2008. The national export licensing of Pterosaur UAV was obtained in June 2009 and its mass production began in 2010.