Danger Room: Is this China’s First Killer Drone?

10.05.13

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Sharp Sword. <em>Photo: via Secretprojects.co.uk</em>

Sharp Sword. Photo: via Secretprojects.co.uk

by DAVID AXE

A pair of grainy photos shot at long distance could be the best evidence yet of Beijing’s first jet-powered and presumably armed drone warplane.

The images, one of which was cropped and enhanced by Internet users and has been reproduced here, first appeared to the wider English-speaking world on Thursday afternoon on the Secretprojects.co.uk web forum.

The pics follow close behind the equally ambiguous photo debuts of China’s two stealth fighter prototypes (in 2010 and 2012) and its homegrown heavy transport plane (this year). A far blurrier and even more ambiguous photo possibly depicting the new drone appeared on a Russian Website in March.

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One Response to “Danger Room: Is this China’s First Killer Drone?”

  1. jimmy says:

    The chinese model looks a bit less sophisticated when compared to the almighty killer X-47B drone, nonetheless it is a clear sign that they are exactly on the right track and have not forgotten what happened to Iraq ten years ago !

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