Strikingly Similar To MQ-9 Reaper Drone, The Non-Chinese ‘Cloud Rider’ Combat UAV Gets Ready To Take On China
While China continues its aggressive posturing against the island state of Taiwan, the latter is focused on bolstering its military capability.
In a technological breakthrough, its indigenously developed drone ‘Teng Yun 2’, pitched as Taiwan’s MQ-9 Reaper UAV and looking quite similar to the US counterpart, has achieved a new milestone paving the way for its induction.
On June 26, Teng Yun 2, an indigenous unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), completed a 10-hour non-stop test flight around Taiwan’s Air Identification Defense Zone (ADIZ). Local defense experts described the accomplishment as a “major milestone” in Taiwan’s indigenous defense history.
The Teng Yun 2, or “Cloud Rider,” developed by Taiwan’s premier military research organization, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), reportedly took off from the country’s eastern Hualien Air Base at 6:46 p.m. on June 25.
It continued north along the east coast, following…