Chinese UAV & UCAV development

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    Hold on, aren't those American drone not for sales in the middle east that force them to turn to China for UAV? How can Saudi have MQ-9?
     
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    It is more likely an AGM-154C loaded with a Mk82 bomb, not an UAV. Saudi does have AGM-154Cs.

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/agm-154-schem.htm

    Some photos
    https://4threvolutionarywar.wordpre...n-an-american-uav-mq-9-reaper-colonel-cassad/
    One of them saying "FOR USE ON MK82"
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    On June 7th, a UAE Wingloong II attached Mitiga airport, destroyed a Turkish aircraft (King Air C90GT) delivering weapons to GNA.

    It was probably the same incident of this report https://twitter.com/AkshitaAggarw20/status/1136838791715418112 which claimed a Turkish UAV to be destroyed.
     
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    Sorry guys, I fooled myself. Googling "MQ-9 downing" without checking the date of the links. Fingers are faster than brain.:oops:
     
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    They do sell them in the M.E. (obviously not to Iran tho)

    The Chinese export drones have excellent payload, flight ceiling and range characteristics, but the main drawback is that China is yet to allow export of any jet engine equipped drone (like the Avenger C), so all the drones available are turboprop.

    In short, the US origin drones and CN origin drones can be used for different things.
     
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    JY-300 and her sweet flank arrays will make an appearance at the Paris Airshow...

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