China making armed drones; eyes Pak, Arab states for sales

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    WASHINGTON: China has ramped up its research in drone technology and is in the process of building armed, jet-propelled unmanned planes, which it plans to sell to countries like Pakistan.

    Though much of this work remains secret, the large number of drones at recent exhibitions underlines not only China's determination to catch up in that sector - by building equivalents to the leading US combat and surveillance models, the Predator and the Global Hawk - but also that its desire to sell this technology abroad, a media report has said.

    "No country has ramped up its research in recent years faster than China. It displayed a drone model for the first time at the Zhuhai air show five years ago, but now every major manufacturer for the Chinese military has a research center devoted to drones," the Washington Post recently said quoting Chinese analysts.

    China making armed drones; eyes Pak, Arab states for sales - The Times of India

    Not only the Chinese are trying to make state of the art armed drones, they are also eyeing the international market. "The United States doesn't export many attack drones, so we're taking advantage of that hole in the market," said
    Zhang Qiaoliang, a representative of the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, which manufactures many of the most advanced military aircraft for the People's Liberation Army.

    "The main reason is the amazing demand in the market for drones after 9/11."
    According to the daily, Pakistan has said it plans to obtain armed drones from China, which has already sold the nation one for surveillance.

    As per Aviation Industry Corp of China, it has begun offering international customers a combat and surveillance drone comparable to the Predator called the Yilong, or "pterodactyl" in English.

    Zhang, of the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, said the company anticipates sales in Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa.
     
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  3. Parthy

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    China plans to sell armed drones to Pakistan

    China has ramped up its research in drone technology and is in the process of building armed, jet-propelled unmanned planes, which it plans to sell to countries like Pakistan.

    Though much of this work remains secret, the large number of drones at recent exhibitions underlines not only China's determination to catch up in that sector by building equivalents to the leading US combat and surveillance models, the Predator and the Global Hawk but also that its desire to sell this technology abroad, a media report has said.

    "No country has ramped up its research in recent years faster than China. It displayed a drone model for the first time at the Zhuhai air show five years ago, but now every major manufacturer for the Chinese military has a research center devoted to drones," the Washington Post daily recently said quoting Chinese analysts.

    Not only the Chinese are trying to make state of the art armed drones, they are also eyeing the international market.

    "The United States doesn't export many attack drones, so we're taking advantage of that hole in the market," said Zhang Qiaoliang, a representative of the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, which manufactures many of the most advanced military aircraft for the People's Liberation Army.

    "The main reason is the amazing demand in the market for drones after 9/11."

    According to the daily, Pakistan has said it plans to obtain armed drones from China, which has already sold the nation one for surveillance.

    As per Aviation Industry Corp of China, it has begun offering international customers a combat and surveillance drone comparable to the Predator called the Yilong or “pterodactyl in English.

    Zhang, of the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, said the company anticipates sales in Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa.

    However, he and others displaying drones at a recent Beijing anti-terrorism convention played down the threat of increasing Chinese drone technology, the daily said.

    "I don't think China's drone technology has reached the world's first-class level," said Wu Zilei, from the China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, echoing an almost constant refrain.

    "The reconnaissance drones are okay, but the attack drones are still years behind the United States".

    However, the daily quoted Richard Fisher, a senior fellow at the Washington-based International Assessment and Strategy Center, who said such statements are routine and intended to deflect concern about the nation's expanding military ambitions.

    "The Chinese are catching up quickly. This is something we know for sure," Fisher said. "We should not take comfort in some perceived lags in sensors or satellites capabilities. Those are just a matter of time."



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  4. JBH22

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    China is quick to learn from other experience they are already selling armed drones
     
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    ^^^ Pakistan leaves a message to US - If you don't give what we need to build against India, we will have another Master to supply us the required weapons....

    China's message to US - You miss, I hit

    US message to Pakistan & China - Any Guess??? :confused:
     
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    Leave this hard quetion to Obama .
     
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    drone or no drone make no difference ,do pakistan have enough technical capabillityto maintain or use that drone,i doubt,they have no space based network system for that.
     
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    This is not a drone but a plane. Chinese will build it in their toy factory.


    building armed, jet-propelled unmanned planes, which it plans to sell to countries like Pakistan.
     
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    Armed drones are for hunting mule riding terrorists inside Pakistan, not for war with India.

    Who'd Pakistan use it against? Terrorists in POK?
     
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    This is a feel good gesture by China to Pakistan after the daily drone attacks by USA. Giving a plane and saying it's a drone since Pakistanis would not know the difference in China's view.
     
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    CH-3 is on order by PA to be used against talibastards while burraq UCAV is under development...
     
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    Pakistan does not need to spend on drones, if it gives out all terrorist information (that is helds back) to the CIA. US would take care of it.
     
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    What's rocket science here? Do you seriously expect PA to accept those allegations?

    Why is it that time and again all fingers point towards Pakistan, PA & the ISI. Where's there smoke, there's fire.

    And the sacrifice you are talking about is PA & ISI's own creation.

    Never raise more demons than you can lay!
     
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    This great sacrifice did not bring a defeat against the Taliban, reveals a lot about Pakistani military capability. A trained military with money and best hi tech equipment from USA losing to an unorganized rag tag group of home made weapon builders.
     
  16. Pakistani Nationalist

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    And then why didnt pentagon counter the rejection of this BS news by ISPR? Were they scared haha... u guys love to hear negative stuff abt Pakistan while cant digest the reality.

    And im sure tht the 44 nation NATO lead by the world supper power which has more defence budget thn the whole god damn world have defeated the talibam:rolleyes: n now the taliban r negotiating with NATO instead of the other way around...NOPE!
     
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    who has the most troops in Afghanistan NATO or Pakistan?? Last I heard Pakistan has 200,000+ troops bought by US, with the greatest number of troops from Pakistan,there is no excuse, except low quality training or soldiers for the defeat to the Taliban. US/NATO have 100,000 troops after the surge and numbers are being reduced.

    http://www.dawn.com/2011/04/14/pakistan-army-to-build-road-link-to-afghanistan.html
    With an estimated 147,000 forces in the northwest — more than the number of US-led foreign troops in Afghanistan

    This number above is in the pakistani northwest alone.
     
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    Better ask Pentagon.

    Not negative, truth. Ouch!
     
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    Great pakistani sacrifice's
    The assassination of Pakistan's minority affairs minister Shahbaz Bhatti

    Punjab Governor Salman Taseer assassinated in Islamabad

    who were against blasphemy law of pakistan

    all other gunda , lapagha , terrorist , and pakistani army living happily
     
  20. Pakistani Nationalist

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    And we have had more success thn NATO... We have cleared almost all FATA minus N.waziristan and caught more militants thn NATO................ But the bottom line is tht talibastard leaders r hidding in A"stan.. And we have started shelling them ... Thank God.
     
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    No military objectives have been achieved by the Pakistani effort.Even supply routes in Pakistan could not be maintained by Pakistani army. Shelling civilians does not mean a victory.
     

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