The sleek, white unmanned aircraft is designed for intelligence gathering and surveillance missions.
Channel News Asia
Date: 12 Aug 2015
TAIPEI: Taiwan unveiled the prototype of its largest ever military drone on Wednesday
(Aug 12) as it seeks to boost its defence forces in the face of a perceived threat from China.
The sleek, white unmanned aircraft is designed for intelligence gathering and surveillance missions, according to the National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), an arm of the Ministry of National Defence that is developing the drone.
It is more than twice the size of any of the existing fleet of 32 “Sharp Kite” drones used by Taiwanese forces.
“Our research and development capabilities are definitely not inferior (to China’s),” said Ma Wan-june, director of the aeronautical systems research division at CSIST. [FULL STORY]