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National Interest: China Is Building 42,000 Military Drones: Should America Worry?

China may be building an army of almost 42,000 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

On Friday, the Pentagon released its annual report to Congress on Chinese military power. The Pentagon’s assessment is that China has incredibly ambitious plans for building up a fleet of both sea and land-based UAVs in the coming years.

“China is advancing its development and employment of UAVs,” the report— entitled Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015— said. “Some estimates indicate China plans to produce upwards of 41,800 land- and sea-based unmanned systems, worth about $10.5 billion, between 2014 and 2023.”

More News On China's Growing Drone Fleet

China building drone army, US report reveals -- FOX News/Washington Free Beacon
China Plans To Produce 42,000 Drones -- Defense World
China’s (Not So Scary) Drone Army -- Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., Breaking Defense
Does China's Growing Drone Fleet Unnerve the Pentagon? -- Sputnik

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