Avic introduces new harrier design at Airshow China
Details about this two-person, ducted fan, pusher air vehicle were scant on the eve of the opening of the event, but the model was on display:
The concept is supposed to bring about a way to achieve vertical takeoff and landing with much greater forward speed than seen typically on helicopters, says one program official.
There’s also a clear low-observable feature to the system. Under each wing are what look like conformal weapon bays. The pusher propeller also appears largely masked from radars looking at the target nose-on.