|GJ-11 Sharp Sword|
|Mock-up of GJ-11 displayed at Airshow China in 2021|
|Role||Unmanned combat aerial vehicle|
|National origin||People's Republic of China|
|Manufacturer||Hongdu Aviation Industry Group|
|Designer||Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute|
Hongdu Aviation Industry Group
|Status||In testing and evaluation
Serial production planned for 2022
|Primary user||People's Liberation Army Air Force|
The Hongdu GJ-11 Sharp Sword (Chinese: 攻击-11 利剑; pinyin: gongji-11 lì jiàn) is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle developed in the People's Republic of China for the People's Liberation Army. It was designed by Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute and Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HAIG), with the latter being the manufacturer. The GJ-11 may also perform aerial reconnaissance.
The GJ-11 is a tailless flying wing with two internal weapons bays. Stealth features include the shaping of the rear airframe around the engine exhaust and serrated weapon bay doors. The aircraft is powered by a single turbofan engine of an unknown type, and the overall wingspan is 14 meters.
Early versions were less stealthy with an exposed engine nozzle.
Images of the aircraft's first flight appeared on the internet in November 2013.
In October 2021, Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) showcased the GJ-11 at Airshow China. The drone is reportedly capable of taking off autonomously from Type 075 amphibious assault ships. The stealthy drone could deploy swarming air-launched decoys or electronic warfare systems, in addition to launching precision-guided munitions.
In October 2022, Chinese media showcased the computer-generated concepts of three GJ-11 being controlled by a two-seat variant of the Chengdu J-20 fighter jet, akin to the Loyal Wingman program of the United States.