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Stealth drone completes successful maiden flight

EEV: Since most clips of the story are being taken from 5 month old reports. We took the liberty of posting a better video of the drone.

 

Unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, which may help monitor disputed territory, latest example of country’s fast improving military technology

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 November, 2013, 4:29am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 November, 2013, 10:24am

Minnie Chan

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A photo posted on an online forum for military enthusiasts shows the Lijian unmanned combat aerial vehicle during its successful flight test yesterday. Photo: SCMP

China yesterday staged the successful maiden test of its first jet-powered stealth drone, making the fourth country to implement the technology after the Britain, France and the United States.

Military experts said the unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) would help China to strengthen its intelligence gathering capability in the East and South China seas, where Beijing has been engaged in several tense territorial disputes with its Asian neighbours

Read More: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1362390/stealth-drone-completes-successful-maiden-flight

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