Taiwan’s small drone makers, eyeing China, follow Ukraine’s lead
Like many smaller nations living under the menacing shadow of superpower neighbors these days, Taiwan is taking note of Ukraine’s success using drones to push back Russia’s invasion, and is reconsidering the enlarged military potentials of both small and large UAVs to protect its own vulnerable sovereignty.
Specifically, Taiwan is reportedly examining the deployment of smaller drones to supplement its other potential responses to what have been increasingly threatening offshore maneuvers by China in recent weeks. According to a report by the Taipei Times, drone manufacturers on the island nation are shopping around new UAV assets for defensive use by Taiwan’s government, as well as to other small countries in the region feeling intimidation from Beijing.
Leading that aerial charge, the report says, is JC Tech, a drone developer founded in 2018 that expects to sign contracts with Taiwan’s military in coming weeks. Taking cues from the…