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Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands

“Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone programme, while Japan has begun preparations to purchase an advanced model from the US. Both sides claim the drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn the possibility of future drone skirmishes in the region’s airspace is ‘very high’.”

Source:Japan and China step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands | World news | The Guardian

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