The Chinese army has tested the drone (WZ-8). The speed of this drone reaches Mach 6-7 (7400-8600 km/h), which is equivalent to 3-3.5 times the speed of a current fighter!!! We have to see how it works in practice. Is it a hoax or can it really reach this amazing speed? The technology of drones is becoming more interesting and the news is more strange day by day.
By the way, in some materials the model appears as DR-8. For example, in the article SCMP (China unveils supersonic spy drone during National Day military parade rehearsal) which was published almost three years ago. The author of the text notes that the drone will play a key role in the [possible] conflict between the U.S. and China in the South China Sea and the Western Pacific.
The WZ-8 can reach speeds of up to Mach 3 (or 3,700 km/h). The unmanned aerial vehicle can be launched from an H-6N strategic bomber, which will noticeably expand the range of the UAV. The Chinese aircraft has a range of more than 8000 km.
WZ-8 can be disguised as a high-speed missile, i.e. turn into a kamikaze drone. In this mode of operation, the drone can (presumably) destroy American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II fighters. Another target for the WZ-8 is aircraft carriers.