Iraqi forces have used the Rainbow drone manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp in more than 260 strikes against Islamic State. Photo: Xinhua Iraqi forces have used the Rainbow drone manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp in more than 260 strikes against Islamic State. Photo: Xinhua
Iraqi forces have used the Rainbow drone manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp in more than 260 strikes against Islamic State. Photo: Xinhua

China fills gap left by US in Middle East military drone market, British think tank says

  • Manufacturers have been quick to seize opportunity created by Washington’s tighter controls, Royal United Services Institute says
  • Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates among known buyers of Chinese UAVs

Topic |   China's military weapons
Iraqi forces have used the Rainbow drone manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp in more than 260 strikes against Islamic State. Photo: Xinhua Iraqi forces have used the Rainbow drone manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp in more than 260 strikes against Islamic State. Photo: Xinhua
Iraqi forces have used the Rainbow drone manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp in more than 260 strikes against Islamic State. Photo: Xinhua
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