[Global Times Comprehensive Report] The Associated Press reported on October 10 that the Serbian Ministry of Defense announced that China had agreed to sell armed UAVs to the country after the end of a visit by a high-level Chinese military delegation that day, which was the first time that China had sold armed UAVs to European countries.
According to information released by the Serbian Ministry of Defence, a senior Chinese military delegation led by Zhang Youxia, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited Serbia recently. According to the Associated Press, Serbian Defense Minister Alexander Wulin said in a statement issued on October 10 that China agreed to sell armed UAVs to Serbia, which is expected to be delivered in the next few months. This will greatly strengthen the Serbian army and enable it to acquire capabilities that it did not have in the past. Reported that Serbia has agreed to buy nine pterosaur-1 UAVs developed by Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute of China Aviation Industry, and may buy 15 more in the future.
According to public information, the pterosaur series is a high-end UAV product with independent intellectual property rights in China. The first flying pterosaur-1 UAV in October 2007 belongs to the first generation of UAV products. It participated in the military parade held on September 3, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Peoples War of Resistance Against Japan and the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War. Type. Pterosaur series UAVs have been delivered in batches since 2010, and have been exported to the United Arab Emirates and other countries. At the end of last year, China Aviation Industry announced that the 100 pterosaur series UAVs had passed all the acceptance tests in Chengdu and would soon be delivered to overseas users, setting a new record for the export of Chinese UAVs.
The Associated Press said Serbia praised Chinas drones and other equipment for strengthening its military strength. Wulin 10, in an interview, said that the UAV procurement plan had been agreed before. Speaking of criticism of Sino-Serbian relations by some Western countries, Wulin said that Serbia is a sovereign country and will continue to pursue its policy of independence and will continue to cooperate with our iron friends.
Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Chengyu_NBJ11143