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Saudi factory to churn out Chinese UCAVs

29th March 2017 - 08:43 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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When Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud visited China in mid-March, one of the many deals that he signed was to set up a factory to build Chinese-designed UAVs.

The agreement between the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology was signed on 16 March in Beijing, and it paves the way for a variety of armed and unarmed UAVs to be assembled in the kingdom for both military and civilian use.

It firms up an MoU that a Saudi public investment fund had signed with Aerospace Long-March International Trade (ALIT)

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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