CHINA, EGYPT, ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, MYANMAR, PAKISTAN, SOUTH ASIA,Middle East, African countries turning to China for weapons
"Strategic and commercial blow" to the US as allies forced to look elsewhere for drones
By ASIA UNHEDGEDJULY 18, 2017
The MQ1 Predator drone
United States allies in the Middle East and Africa are now deploying Chinese drones in conflicts after being denied access to US models
Signs that allies are deploying Chinese military technology is “strategic and commercial blow” to the US reports the Wall Street Journal:
“The U.S. has long refused to sell the most powerful U.S.-made drones to most countries, fearing they might fall into hostile hands, be used to suppress civil unrest or, in the Mideast, erode Israel’s military dominance. The U.K. is the only foreign country that has operated armed Predators and Reapers, the most potent U.S. systems for offensive drone strikes, according to people familiar with U.S. sales.