Himalayas because of the high elevation, harsh natural conditions, known as "the world's third pole." However, in some countries view, China seems to have conquered the UAV here. According to the U.S. "strategy of the page" website, "The Hindu" and other media recently reported that the Indian border police force from time to time in the recent Chinese side in the border areas of the sky to see a "small plane", and thus speculated that China's deployment of the UAV.
Promising border terrorism
Military and civilian UAV is actually a common platform, said Chinese police had to use it for dealing with emergencies and monitoring traffic. However, the Chinese military's UAV project seems to be more susceptible to outside attention.
US-Indian media reports that China's development of UAVs has been applied to the military's daily task on the grounds that the Indian forces along the Sino-Indian border police, border patrol at high altitudes can always find some "UFO", in particular, patrol at night, the sky will be "very coordinated points of light." Indian border police force and military experts agree that these "spot" at least proved that military reconnaissance capabilities in China is rising, and this is thanks to China's rapidly growing UAV industry. Reported last year, on display at the Zhuhai air show that 25 foreign observers were shocked UAV, enough to prove that China goes far beyond the development of unmanned aerial vehicles outside had expected. By Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tat Parry Chinese military expert as saying, "China in the field of UAV research and development has been substantial progress in science and technology."
UAV industry to accelerate its progress will naturally lead to practical use. Reported that China developed the UAV can be used for counter-terrorism operations, enhance the monitoring capabilities in border areas. Tat Parry believes that China's unmanned aerial vehicles "can be deployed in Tibet and Xinjiang, because the 'three forces' (terrorism, separatism and religious extremism) has become one of national security risks, unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor may be subject to 'base' molecule penetrate the region, and timely information to the Chinese government. " Indian media quoted Chinese Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Wei as saying anti-terrorism experts, "in the border areas with harsh natural conditions, UAV promising." Visible investment in China in the field of UAVs in the field of counter-terrorism and border security and other rewards.
High-end models for the U.S. aircraft carrier?
The West that China's unmanned aerial vehicles and high-end of the series have shown a trend of development. At present, China has developed a variety of types of UAVs, which the ASN series is especially noteworthy. Reported that China developed ASN series to meet most military UAVs, which the ASN-229A UAV and the United States "Predator" is similar to endurance time of up to 20 hours, guided by satellite, capable of carrying similar to the "Hellfire" missiles two small missiles. Indian media that the Indian soldiers in the border area may be seeing is the ASN-229A UAV. "Strategy Page," the article claimed that the Chinese army equipment ASN-206/207 the largest number of UAV, the UAV weight 222 kg, 50 kg payload. Chinese army is also equipped with several smaller unmanned aerial vehicles, but "a large number of Chinese troops did not buy new unmanned aerial vehicles."
In the series the same time, China has begun to high-end into the UAV. "Strategy Page," the article said that China released 3 years ago, "Grand Waterfront" with the U.S. UAV RQ-4 "Global Hawk" very similar, but "Grand" size only "Global Hawk" in half Although the speed is faster, but because of China there is a gap in the field of aircraft engines, "Grand," the journey is shorter. The article also said, due to the Indian border troops did not take pictures of the so-called unmanned aerial vehicles in China, not to determine specifically what they see UAVs, and therefore can not rule out a "Grand" during the flight.
In fact, the Chinese progress in the field of UAVs, the West has been quite anxious. "Strategy Page" to worried to speculate that the Chinese naval forces are being developed for the high-speed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles, "Once these drones targeting U.S. aircraft carriers, high-speed cruise missiles will fly far away." Clearly, the UAV is becoming the West hype the "China military threat theory" new "seasoning."
Self-development is the right way
Currently, the U.S. and European aviation industry has fielded a large number of UAV power, a rising star in Japan and South Korea are also closely follow the trend to catch up. No do not want to compete for national UAV information battle with the high ground. But only to master the core technology and independent development can be invincible in the race.
Indian media reports said that China's development of unmanned aerial vehicles only ten years of history. "At first, eyes on China, the Israeli production of" Heron "UAV, but the Americans are concerned about their activities in the Taiwan Strait are monitored and interfering with the project." While this argument may not fly, but at least from the side proved the need for independent development of UAV technology.
Some analysts pointed out that currently, China is also the lack of similar "Global Hawk" unmanned aerial vehicles and the large capacity of both reconnaissance and attack, "Predator." However, with a substantial leap in the level of defense technology, China has made considerable progress UAV technology. In 2009, the UAV team debut at the National Day parade square matrix, triggering a overseas media hot. Airshow China also exhibited a variety of new unmanned aerial vehicles, by external attention.
In short, China has come out of an autonomous UAV development path, and the results achieved can not be ignored.