22 November 2013
China’s prototype attack drone has made its first flight, according to photos of the event recently posted on the Chinese Internet. There is currently very little known about the “Sharp Sword” UAV, although it seems to resemble a Russian MiG Skat. China is known to borrow heavily from Russian designs. While a first flight may be great public relations, the most challenging part of creating a finalized armed UAV happens in laboratories and workshops where many of the systems are made, and those are technologies that China has typically found easier to buy or steal than create itself. (Image: MiG Skat. Credit: Wikipedia)
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