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Iran would be my guess . eta or not
Any speculation as to who?
China and Pakistan Most discussions of an immediate drone rival to the United States begin and usually end with China. At last count China supposedly had over 900 different types of drones, ranging from micro, blimps, unmanned combat air vehicles, and rotary-wing UAVs. The three most common Chinese drones, the Chengdu Xianlong, Chengdu Pterodactyl 1, and Sharp Sword, have startling similarities to the American Global Hawk, Reaper and Predator, and the X-47B stealth drone respectively. This of course alludes to the apparent success China has had for several years in economic espionage, where it is believed massive amounts of confidential technical and commercial applications have been stolen from major aerospace and defense industries in America. This leads to a curious question: why are so many experts relying on the continued technical superiority of the United States when China is a vivid example of how unnecessary it is to have a domestic production capability? Why develop it if you can just steal it? journal-neo.org...
originally posted by: anzha
The interesting bit though is the Chinese are claiming they have a massive order from a foreign customer.
No official comment has been made on either the type of UAV involved or the crash itself. However, the Pakistani official (…) indicated that the crashed UAV — which has the appearance of a Chinese Wing-Loong unmanned combat aerial vehicle — was not among those regularly flown by the Pakistan Air Force, suggesting it may have been a newer platform that was still being tested.