December 6, 2012

U.S.-China Drone Race Heats Up

Michael Richardson, Japan Times

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Can China catch the U.S. in drone technology? At China's biennial air show in Zhuhai last month, an imposing fleet of operational and model drones was on show, most of them strikingly similar in appearance to leading U.S. drones. One of them, the CH-4, which has four under-wing pylons capable of carrying missiles and satellite-guided precision bombs, reportedly has a range of more than 3,500 km and is intended for missions over islands disputed between China and its neighbors in the East and South China seas.

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