China has displayed a group of drones that can ‘paralyze and supress’ enemy early-warning and command-communication system at a military parade to mark the 90 anniversary of the Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA).
Global Times quoting Wu Yafei, head of the ‘electronic confrontation’ formation at the parade said that among the many armaments that were on parade at the Zhurihe military training base yesterday, there were 16 items of the PLA's latest electronic warfare equipment that can disrupt enemy radar and communication in air defense and field battles.
In addition to the drone swarm, the Y-8 electronic attack aircraft which can jam electronic systems of enemy defensive, offensive and communication systems was also on display, Wu was quoted as saying.
China has take a lead in military drone applications including attack, reconnaissance and now electronic attack.
In early June this year, Chinese media reported that the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), had launched 119 fixed-wing drone to function as "swarm intelligence". Quoting Zhao Yanjie, an engineer with CETC, the reports had said that intelligent swarms have become a disruptive force to "change rules of the game".
China is believed to have exported armed drones to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Indonesia is planning to buy six drones from China that can detect, identify and attack. The government is looking for a drone manufacturer which sells quality drone at affordable price and offers transfer of technology to help the country achieve self-reliance in defense industry, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Antara News Wednesday
The export version of Chinas CH-5 drone, considered a competitor to the US-made MQ-9 Reaper, completed its trial flight Saturday making it ready for mass production and international sales. The long endurance drone, said to be one of the worlds most powerful unmanned aerial vehicles, was airborne for more than 20 minutes, at an airport in Hebei province on Friday afternoon, Xinhua and other Chinese media reported
Chinese unmanned boats will carry UAVs and underwater drones in rescue missions and anti-terrorism operations. The 3rd China Military and Civilian Integration Expo will feature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and driverless cars
Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with China to import unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and to set up production lines. Partnership agreement to manufacture drones was signed during Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visit to China from March 15 to 18 where the two countries signed total 35 deals worth as much as $65 billion, IHS Janes reported Monday
Chinas indigenous Wing-Loong II reconnaissance and strike multi-role endurance Unmanned Aircraft System has completed its maiden flight. The UAS made its first appearance on the runway of a highland airfield in western China before conducting a 31-minute flight Monday
Russia has integrated electronic warfare capabilities into its conventional warfare assets to achieve spectacular results in real battle scenarios such as in Syria, a leading expert on the Kremlins armed forces said Monday. Roger McDermott, a senior research fellow in war studies at Kings College London cited their recent response to a drone swarm attack on a Russian air base and naval facility in Syria, he said, “all were brought down” by conventional air defense or jamming using electronic warfare tools
China issued new guideline on military training; to build a scientific, regulated and cooperative mechanism in actual combat training and joint military training among different groups. The guideline was approved by the Central Military Commission recently the Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, developed by Lockheed Martin, passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats
A progress report about China's home-made aircraft carrier, designated 002 will be made at the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) showing the importance the CPC attaches to indigenous defence technology development. The carrier, whose manufacturer the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp (DSIC), a subsidiary of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) had announced earlier that the vessels would be completed ahead of schedule
Chinese civilian drone manufacturer DJI, is developing a new local data mode that stops internet traffic to and from its flight control apps to provide data privacy assurance for government and enterprise customers. The move follows a US Army directive asking its members not use DJI drones due to data vulnerabilities
The US department of defense has approved a new policy that will allow military bases to shoot down unauthorized drones that trespass in their airspace. The increased use of commercial and privately owned small unmanned aircraft systems has raised Defense Department concerns for the safety and security of its installations, its aviation and its people, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Tuesday
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