On January 6, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and Gansu provincial government unveiled the ceremony of the maiden flight of Ganlin-I weather modification unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). At about 3:30 p.m., the UAV took off. After the takeoff, the ground control system demonstrated that functions like ice removal, atmospheric sounding, and catalyst sowing were normal; the system was stable; and the performance met the requirements of the project. With the steady landing of the UAV, the maiden flight was rounded out.
UAV for artificial rain (snow) enhancement is characterized by good motility, long term operation, low security risk, high enforcement efficiency, and real-time transmission of airborne data.
Ganlin-I weather modification UAV Credits: Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
On January 6, in Jinchuan Aircraft, technical personnel were overhauling the UAV prior to the trial flight. Credits: correspondent station of China Meteorological News Press based in Gansu
Author: Ning Yongqiang