Chinese drones have been spotted in several middle eastern countries, including Iraq, to supposedly help fight the rise of ISIS.
Its been reported that the amount of Chinese drones have increased in Jordan.
Dan Gettinger at the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College reports Chinese CH-4 Rainbow surveillance at the Zarqa Airport in Jordon.
As stated by the Daily Caller, “The CH-4, which is produced by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, resembles the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and is known as the “AK-47 of drones.” The CH-4 is a reconnaissance and strike drone capable of carrying up to six weapons and is often marketed as an affordable alternative to American drones.”
— Drone Center (@DroneCenter) December 1, 2016
China has been suspected for awhile, exporting drone technology to the Jordanians.
In Jordan, the U.S. operates drones at the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base. They are one of America’s most essential allies against ISIS.
However, the relationship between Joran and the U.S. has faced some complications.
Jordan was not considered a strong ally to purchase unarmed Predator XP drones from the U.S., and was denied requests by the Department of State.
The evidence presented by the Center for the Study of the Drone indicates Jordan went to China, a leading player in the global drone industry, for drone technology.
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