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IS CHINA DEVELOPING AN UNMANNED STEALTH FIGHTER?

The photo of the UAV that began circulating on social media in early June 2018.via Chinese internet

THE CHINESE MILITARY appears to be working on a fast, radar-evading robotic fighter that could be the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

The Dark Sword drone, as it’s known, is the latest in a long line of jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and sister firms have been developing since the early 2000s. The UAV first appeared in a photo that began circulating on social media in early June 2018.

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