A Chinese tech firm is testing a drone designed to carry out both reconnaissance missions and close-range strikes against armoured vehicles or individuals in an urban environment. Photo: Weibo

China tests killer drones for street-to-street urban warfare, plans sales overseas

  • Tianyi quadcopter built by a subsidiary of a state aerospace corporation is designed to carry out ground-level reconnaissance and precision strikes in cities
  • The unmanned aerial vehicles are still under development, but once ready could be available on the international market as a cheap and versatile option
Topic |   Drones

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A Chinese tech firm is testing a drone designed to carry out both reconnaissance missions and close-range strikes against armoured vehicles or individuals in an urban environment. Photo: Weibo
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A PLA exercise to enhance China’s ground-based air defence capability against drone attack has been hailed a success by the Chinese state broadcaster. Photo: CCTV

China army exercise puts drone defence capability to the test ‘after years spent studying US tactics’

  • PLA drill included challenging weather and battle scenarios to boost combat readiness
  • Experts say China has been studying US military engagements closely
Topic |   China military

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A PLA exercise to enhance China’s ground-based air defence capability against drone attack has been hailed a success by the Chinese state broadcaster. Photo: CCTV
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