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China aims UAVs at markets home and abroad

15th October 2020 - 22:59 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

China is experimenting with swarms of UAVs that could be used as loitering munitions, as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) expands its unmanned capabilities.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to test innovative Chinese-built UAVs, while unmanned platforms are also being aimed squarely at international customers. Indeed, Nigeria is the latest country to confirm a repeat order of Chinese UAVs.

China continues to experiment with swarms of UAVs that could be used as loitering munitions. A subsidiary of the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) conducted a test last month using 48 UAVs similar to the CH-901, these being carried in a launch array mounted on the back of a Mengshi 6x6 vehicle.

The test also involved launching the same UAV from the ...

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