Pakistan acquires Chinese drones to prevent Eastern border intrusions

Chinese drones CH-4 will be deployed by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LOC) to prevent any intrusion from the Eastern border. These are the Chinese version of the American MQ-9 Reaper. This is as per a report.

India has been alarmed on the news of Pakistan acquiring CH-4 chinese drones in bulk from China.

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The report further states that there will be a 10 member team led by Brigadier Zafar Iqbal that left for China to finalize some details and begin the procedure of procurement from the Aerospace Long-March International Trade Company (ALIT).

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Earlier, Brigadier Iqbal made a visit to China back in December 2019 to monitor the factory acceptance test of CH-4 drones.

It is pertinent to mention here that back in 2018, Pakistan procured the 48 Wing Loong-II drones from China to strengthen its defensive capabilities.

CH-4 drones have two versions, that are CH-4A and CH-4B. 6 weapons are carried by the CH-4 drone. They have a payload capacity of 345Kgs. These drones can fire air-to-ground missiles from a height of 16,000 feet.

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On another note, the national regulator of China has approved Beijing’s production facility for the coronavirus vaccine. The facility which is linked with the China National Biotec Group (Sinopharm) will mass-produce vaccines for the coronavirus.

the article is originally published at ReseachSnipers.

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