China unveils latest drone/UAV at aviation exhibition

The "Yi Long" drone by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC)…

The “Yi Long” drone by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) is displayed during the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on November 13, 2012. China’s air show comes as the Communist Party holds a meeting to select the country’s new leaders — including the party’s Central Military Commission, which controls the armed forces. PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

China has taken the wraps off its latest military drone and fighter plane as the country builds up its defense capabilities.

The unmanned Yi Long drone can carry two missiles and although it looks similar to the MQ-9 Reaper used by the British and US military it is likely to be priced far more cheaply.

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper put the cost of the Chinese drone at around $1m.

Source: Sky News

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