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SAIC LE-500 Xiaoying

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted, Autonomous
Engine typePiston
ApplicationBusiness, Surveillance, Touring, Trainer, Utility
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Family of four seat, low wing single piston light aircraft. Variants include armed military version LE500M and Pathfinder Star (UAV) (possibly also called Kitty Hawk 500 UAV).

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
SAIC LE-500 2006 / 2003 Four-seat side by side surveillance aircraft, also known as the Kitty Hawk.


Shijiazhuang Aircraft Industry Co. (SAIC)

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