china-drone-tian-yiChina may have just scored a success in its push toward eroding US air superiority. In late December, China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corp. unveiled its latest iteration of the Tian Yi drone. According to IHS Jane’s 360, the Tian Yi is a high-altitude, long-endurance vehicle that could have stealth capabilities. CAC had released two models of the Tian Yi, in 2006 and in 2008. Critically, the latest model has a number of redesigns, including a wider air intake, a redesigned fuselage, and two turbofan engines. The purpose of this redesign, according to Jane’s, is likely to “suppress the UAV’s [unmanned aerial vehicle] infrared signature, which would stand out against in high cruise altitudes.” More