The ongoing war in Ukraine has demonstrated the underrated power of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, not just for spying but also for combat. Taking a cue, China unveiled an armed spy drone unit in the northwestern part of the country.

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has unveiled one of its armed reconnaissance drone units headquartered in Northwest China. It is crucial for border protection and counterterrorism, said state-run Global Times citing experts.

According to the report, the unveiling comes after an armed reconnaissance drone operated from a PLA Air Force base in the Northwest Chinese desert practiced surveillance and attack over a long-distance flight of more than a thousand kilometers.

The PLA Air…