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Undoubtedly, since the beginning of the 21st century, the U.S. military started using drones for combat missions. Subsequently, China and other countries joined the ranks of UAV research and development, At the same time, the armed forces are actively exporting overseas. At present, China’s UAV has become a business card in the arms sales market and has achieved the envy of all. According to the website of the United States Aviation Week, China has already gained a firm foothold in the Middle East UAV market Even if the U.S. revision policy allowed the export of advanced UAVs, I am afraid I will not be able to retake the market.
Over the past years, the United States has been very cautious about exporting attacks on unmanned aircraft. Only the most elite allies in the United Kingdom are eligible to introduce while other Japan, South Korea or the Middle East allies can only purchase unmanned versions of unmanned aerial vehicles. The Middle East prince of the dollar was very unhappy, and at this time the Chinese appeared, bringing exactly the same products as the U.S. drone, at a fraction of the price. U.S. military experts said that the Chinese drone has made a very substantial return in the presence of most of the key allies in the Middle East.
U.S. experts pointed out that China has formed a virtuous circle of UAVs and proved its strength through actual combat, which has attracted the favor of more countries. It is learned that Iraq, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have all introduced the integration of China’s UAVs in Egypt and The emergence of Chinese drones in Jordan and other countries also means that almost all Middle East countries have purchased Chinese drones, some of which have also put them into actual combat, such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the UAE.
This situation has caused the U.S. military industry’s pains to turn a blind eye to the situation. For the first time all the above countries preferred U.S. unmanned aircraft, such as the MQ-1 Predator or the MQ-9 Reaper, they were categorically rejected. Both UAV Rainbow -4 and Pterodactyl-1 are basically replicas of UAVs, but the price is only one-fifth of the UAVs in the United States, while fighting can reach 80%. In this case, even the petty bourgeoisie Regal, will make a wise choice.
Recently, the United States government has said that Songkou should reduce the threshold for exporting offensive UAVs in order to cope with the growing competition for Chinese UAVs. However, the U.S. experts are very pessimistic about this and think that China has now stood firm in the international market, especially in the Middle East The latest example shows the trend: Saudi Arabia announced the introduction of a Chinese drone production line, with plans to produce as many as 300 rainbow-4 unmanned aerial vehicles in the next few years Machine, and this is just the beginning.