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US still has technological edge, but Chinese drones proliferating across Middle East

“Across the Middle East, countries locked out of purchasing U.S.-made drones due to rules over excessive civilian casualties are being wooed by Chinese arms dealers, who are world’s main distributor of armed drones. ‘The Chinese product now doesn’t lack technology, it only lacks market share,’ said Song Zhongping, a Chinese military analyst and former lecturer at the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force University of Engineering. ‘And the United States restricting its arms exports is precisely what gives China a great opportunity.'”

Source: US Navy still has technological edge, but Chinese drones proliferating across Middle East

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