The Zhuhai airshow last month featured dozens of new systems, ranging from real hardware and detailed mockups to wall charts and videos. But China’s policy of secrecy remains in force, with the result that the real-world military importance of some exhibits was hard to determine.  One example is China’s employment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). There were dozens of UAV models, from hand-launched types to the Avic Pterodactyl (also known as Wing-Loong), which is in the ...

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