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1st Confirmed Sighting of Chinese UAV

Discussion in 'Geostrategic Issues' started by ManilaBoy, Jun 24, 2011.

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  1. ManilaBoy

    ManilaBoy Banned Member

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    The MSDF of Japan has confirmed the 1st sighting of a Chinese UAV over the East Philippine Sea yesterday, it is beleived to be a naval version as seen from the photo below...


    Chinese UAV spotted by MSDF Aircraft


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    Doomownage94 New Member

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    I have to say the site you posted is fantastic.
     
  3. naruto

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    red chinese are just flaunting their supposed might:gun
     
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    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Just in case people haven't read the Forum Rules yet....

    play nice.....
     
  5. StevoJH

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    I am definately surprised this is the first confirmed sighting of a chinese UAV. I'm guessing its probably more like the first *publically acknowledged* confirmed sighting.

    I wouldn't be surprised if China has had UAV's in service for many years in one capacity or another.
     
  6. jamesinjapan

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    Greetings!

    I'm the author of the post linked to at the top of the page and co-owner of Japan Security Watch.

    @SteveJH: You are of course right, the Chinese have been using UAVs for a long time. In a later post I discussed the possibility that the UAV that was caught on camera was in fact a descendant of Yamaha technology illegally exported and used to make an Army UAV. I can't post the link as I've only just joined the forum - looking forward to sticking around - but you can find it here:
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    newpacificinstitute.org/jsw/?p=6966
    This was certainly the first time that this particular model has even been spotted. It is probably also the first confirmed sighting of a PLAN UAV, and it might be the first (as you say 'publicly confirmed') sighting of a UAV in use, as opposed to being on display.

    @Doomownage94: Thanks a lot :) Made my day (and that of my blogging partner)
     
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  8. ManilaBoy

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    Thanks! Just a friendly advised that 'ONE LINERS' are not allowed on this forum as I was told before, otherwise my posting numbers would be much higher prior to them being all deleted by a forum moderator that considered them as 1 liners...