China Preparing for Drone Warfare

“China’s military plans to produce nearly 42,000 land-based and sea-based unmanned weapons and sensor platforms as part of its continuing, large-scale military buildup, the Pentagon’s annual report on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) disclosed Friday.

China currently operates several armed and unarmed drone aircraft and is developing long-range range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for both intelligence gathering and bombing attacks.

‘The acquisition and development of longer-range UAVs will increase China’s ability to conduct long-range reconnaissance and strike operations,’ the report said.

Source: China Preparing for Drone Warfare | Washington Free Beacon

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