The Third Research Institute of China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp. (CASIC), founded in 1961 and subordinated to CASIC, is the aviation technology research institute with the most comprehensive supporting equipment and categories integrating advanced research, development, production and protection in China. The Third Research Institute of CASIC takes the strategy of military and civilian integration development based on the military industry technological advantages, industrial base and brand effect, and has formed pillar industries including electricity application, petroleum and geology equipment, information and photoelectric technology, aeronautic equipment and manufacturing, industrial equipment and automation, new material application, and service industry. The Third Research Institute has also participated in numerous national key projects such as High-tech Olympics, manned spaceflight, and China-made large aircraft . Standing at a new historical starting point, the Third Research Institute of CASIC has always adhered to the enterprise mission of “Invigorate the armed forces by reliance on science and technology and serve the country through spaceflight” to strive to become a world-class aviation technology research institute.
CASIC integrated all UAV business resources from Beijing, Shenyang and Tianjin and established Hiwing Aviation General Equipment Co., Ltd. in 2012. As the unique UAV development platform of CASIC, Hiwing Aviation General Equipment Co., Ltd. makes full use of the resource superiority of the Third Research Institute to vigorously develop the UAV business in the aerospace field relying on the perfect scientific research and production system of the Third Research Institute of CASIC according to the guiding concept of “corporate-oriented operation, company-oriented management and market-oriented management”, vigorously expands the domestic and foreign markets for the application requirements in land surveying and mapping, maritime patrol, power line patrol, aerological sounding, emergency rescue, environmental monitoring, forest fire prevention, law enforcement patrol and other fields, comprehensively builds “Hiwing" brand UAV completesystem integrated solutions, forms the development model combining the UAV with the supporting systems, operation services and system solutions, and builds an internationally excellent and domestic leading UAV and aviation general equipment industry development platform with reasonable product system, complete functions, advanced, fast and efficient technology.