28 Feb '17, 11am

China secures its 'biggest' military export order for new UAV system - IHS Jane's 360

China secures its 'biggest' military export order for new UAV system - IHS Jane's 360

China has secured an international contract for its Wing Loong II strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), marking another milestone in the country's bid to become a major military exporter. China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported on 28 February said the deal represented the "biggest overseas purchase order in the history of Chinese [UAV] foreign military sales". The identity of the customer and the size and value of the contract were not disclosed. The export order was revealed on the same day that the Wing Loong II completed its maiden flight. Li Yidong, chief designer of the Wing-Loong UAV series, was quoted by Xinhua as saying, "[This first flight] marks China's new generation reconnaissance and strike [UAV]. Following the United States, China becomes another country capable of developing such new-generation large reconnaissance and strike UAV...

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