Tuesday, September 17, 2019

China's Top-Secret Supersonic Spy Drone Is Unveiled For The First Time

The Sharp Sword stealth drone is seen at the National Day military parade rehearsal in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: Handout

SCMP: China unveils supersonic spy drone during National Day military parade rehearsal

* Expect ‘exciting new weaponry on show’ during event marking 70th anniversary of founding of People’s Republic, analyst says
* At least two types of advanced unmanned aerial vehicle likely to take part

China’s supersonic spy drone was unveiled for the first time during a weekend rehearsal
for the National Day military parade on October 1, according to photographs circulating on social media.

The photos, which have prompted discussion among military enthusiasts, show at least two types of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – identified as the DR-8 or Wuzhen 8, and the Sharp Sword stealth attack drone.

The DR-8 would be expected to play a key role should there be a conflict with US aircraft carrier strike groups in the South China Sea or Western Pacific.

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China's top-secret supersonic spy drone 'which can reach the US territory is unveiled for the first time' -- Daily Mail
Photos: China’s Sharp Sword Carrier-Based Stealth Drone to Enter Service by End of Year -- Sputnik