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China Unveils Latest Military Drone

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China, whose military capabilities are largely mocked by the conventional wisdom, is ignoring the jeers and is rapidly building up not only its navy, but is modernizing its air force now too. Case in point: it just unviled its own military drone, which is a spitting image of the US MQ-9 Reaper, with one typical Chinese twist: it is far cheaper.

From Sky News:

"China has taken the wraps off its latest military drone and fighter plane as the country builds up its defence capabilities.


The unmanned Yi Long drone can carry two missiles and although it looks similar to the MQ-9 Reaper used by the British and US military it is likely to be priced far more cheaply.


Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper put the cost of the Chinese drone at around $1m (£630,000).  Andrei Chang, a Hong Kong-based military expert who edits Kanwa Defence Monthly, said: "The Chinese have spent a lot of money to develop a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).


"They know that in future wars unmanned warfare will be very important."


The drone, which is built by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), was unveiled at an air show in the city of Zhuhai.

Some pictures of what should not be confused with your friendly, neighborhood "Made in the USA" greater-good drone, flying overhead:

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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2977230 Mad Mohel
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Very nice crone of the dlone.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:15 | 2977247 idea_hamster
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I thought that the US's latest military drone was rumored to be John Kerry -- do the Chinese have someone equally (un)inspiring?

How do you say, "Bueller?  Bueller?" in Mandarin?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:18 | 2977283 francis_sawyer
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They hate us for our FLEEDOM...

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:21 | 2977292 SMG
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China is being built up and the US weakened, so it can be suckered into a war with the US. The final world war to depopulate and control everything by the Elite. Maybe 6-8 years away. Long bomb shelters.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:39 | 2977354 Pladizow
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<----- Probably safer then having a chinese driver?

<------ It looks a little slanted?

So, So Solly!


Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:09 | 2977511 onebir
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Ni ye shi wang ba dan a. Cao ni yeye!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:14 | 2977522 ultraticum
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Nimen zhong guo ren bing bu hui kai che. 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:30 | 2977597 Manthong
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Big Sis is there to protect us – she knows the score.

Wasn’t she running the DOE for Clinton when our mini-nuke secrets leaked to the Chinese and Loral gave guidance technology to them?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 18:37 | 2977796 TwoShortPlanks
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China V's NWO.

EDIT: China + NWO....who the fuck knows. In 10 years this could be a prison planet, at this rate.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 19:25 | 2977927 Short Memories
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The US one was probably made in china anyway.

Govt just commandeered the factory


Tue, 11/13/2012 - 22:20 | 2978480 Harlequin001
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coming to a city near you (in America) soon...

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 22:23 | 2978491 AldousHuxley
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WHy in the world develop a drone when your country has BILLION people?


Chinese didn't just copy the technology...they are also copying governance policies.......



Wed, 11/14/2012 - 07:09 | 2979134 TwoShortPlanks
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I think you're forgetting that China makes them for 100th the price, ergo more in the sky. In any case, China's being set-up to replace the US, so they really do need this kinda shit

NOTE: I said "being set-up", meaning, with outside help....I mean, nobody's stupid enough to believe that Rome will always be Rome, and that Empires don't cycle through. The US has served its' purpose and if the global monetary financial cartel are to continue extracting nutrient - like a multi-century old parasite - they're gonna need a new host every now and then.

I just hope they're hot looking parasites, Mathilda May hot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTM0lAiSJ6w

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 22:21 | 2978485 Harlequin001
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What do you mean, 'in 10 years...'?

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 07:14 | 2979137 TwoShortPlanks
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Oh sorry, typo, I meant 10 minutes.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 18:03 | 2977712 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Q: How do you blind a Chinaman?

A: Put a windshield in front of him.

Seriously though this is gonna get fun. Just like Obama, new Chinese leader Xi Jinping can meet every Tuesday with a notebook full of people to select for pre-crime murder. "Nah, she looks too young, let's pick this guy instead". China can then let fly with their drones to any country in the world, with no declaration of war. Because America says that's OK, go for it.

I wonder where they'll start. Tibet? Or maybe Damascus? Johannesburg? Cleveland?


Wed, 11/14/2012 - 00:06 | 2978762 mkhs
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I could think of a few people in D.C.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 21:04 | 2978254 Real Estate Geek
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The final world war to depopulate and control everything by the Elite. Maybe 6-8 years away. Long bomb shelters. 

 I don’t believe that the elites will try to orchestrate significant depopulation within the near to intermediate term because such an event would stop, or at least significantly retard, technological advancement.  And only technological advancement can deliver to the elites the one thing they want most in this world:  avoidance of senescence and death. 

While we’re not at immediate risk, IMO, all bets are off once the proverbial fountain of youth is discovered.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 23:13 | 2978623 SMG
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I think they've already beat senescence and death.  It's just being kept a secret (I mean look at Kissenger, Buffet, Bush, and their buddies), like many of the other advancements of the last few decades.

I don't know for sure if we are not at immediate risk, so get ready anyway.  Good people need to survive this, if it's going to happen. 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:08 | 2977507 onebir
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Wang ba dan! Gunkai qu a!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:17 | 2977278 knukles
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"Ron Kelly"

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:15 | 2977529 Sokhmate
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Bueller in Mandarin is Buerrer, I guess.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:14 | 2977254 ParkAveFlasher
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Invisiber kirrer!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:15 | 2977267 HD
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I wonder how many the DHS has on order...

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:06 | 2977498 Metalredneck
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Just waiting for the Everyday Low Price at Wal-Mart.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:20 | 2977290 Gully Foyle
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Cut me a fucking break on the cheaper whine.

Anything I buy will have a time limit as to new and improved models. Planned Obsolescence.

Unless maybe if it is handcrafted.

Who really gives a shit if a drone with a camrea is made of cheap plastic or not?

And China has worked out that whole teleportation thing first way before the US.


The previous record of 97 kilometers by a team of researchers in China was published in Nature earlier this month.

(Biden 2016, Won't get caught with his pants down)

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:24 | 2977310 Mad Mohel
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YOU JUST BLEW MY MIND MAN! I didn't know anybody was working on that. Great article.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:38 | 2977360 spartan117
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But, but, but, the Chinese spit and shit on the side of the road.  They're not suppose to be doing this!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:30 | 2977329 Joe Davola
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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:13 | 2977520 savagegoose
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it says it cant be used as comms yet, as the reciever needs to know the Q state of the photon when it was sent. so maybe some sort of quantum filter, only send phontons of a set Q state, then its a matter of zeros and ones. all we recieve will be of state 0, onless there triggered to be 1.s . no need to email the states along normal coms  methods then.


Tue, 11/13/2012 - 20:56 | 2978225 Mediocritas
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Yeah, the problem is that the message cannot possibly be made sense of without a key of exactly the same size as the message. The key alone is also impossible to make sense of but has to be transmitted by traditional means. From a security point of view, it's fine, as nobody can possibly decrypt the message without getting a copy of the key (easy enough) and also a copy of the message (impossible without the receiver being aware of it). So there's no actual teleportation of information (only noise without the key). No laws of physics are being broken.

The suggested fix is interesting, but until recently I would have said it was physically impossible (can't determine quantum state through observation without perturbing state). The theory of "weak measurement" seems to indicate that it *might* be possible (indirect observation) but I remain skeptical until I see a working device. The obvious problem with the 'fix' of course is that if weak measurement is possible, then a man-in-the-middle attack also becomes possible, defeating the whole point of quantum communication.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:11 | 2977237 mrktwtch2
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what there not using footage from top gun??

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:12 | 2977241 Titus Flavius C...
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You can put your weed in there, man.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:31 | 2977334 ShrNfr
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Our generals like to put other things into other places.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:13 | 2977242 Everybodys All ...
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Hey, that looks like the one Obama dropped off in Iran.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:27 | 2977317 Gully Foyle
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Everybodys All ...

Funny about that.

There have been rumors that the US allowed the Soviets to have nuclear secrets, that Powers U2 plane was purposely crashed so that tech could be shared, that W allowed the spy plane to sit to allow that tech to be stolen.

Really how you gonna keep up the scare tactics when the other guy uses rocks against your lasers?

(Biden 2016, another grouchy old white guy with a grudge)

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:42 | 2977373 exi1ed0ne
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Unless the PTB are insanely retarded (not discounting it mind you), if it WAS crashed on purpose to share tech then I think it was far more likely that the tech thus shared had an intentional flaw embedded in it.  Take this hypothetical scenario:

1) US develops paint that masks thermal emissions and radar signature

2) Engineer the paint to have the above propertied, but with one tiny and hard to test portion of the spectrum that it lights up like a friggin beacon

3) Paint your sacrificial lamb with the SECOND paint, or allow for it to be "stolen"

4) Snicker, chortal, guffaw when the flawed goods go into production


Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:55 | 2977428 Herd Redirectio...
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The no. 1 lesson from the 20th century:  Don't start a major war until both sides are under your control.  It was the case in WWI, WWII and the Cold War.  Whose control?  Well, I will leave that to the individual researcher to find out, but heres a hint: The Money Powers.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:08 | 2977506 NotApplicable
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That is a nationalist POV, which means, if true, it isn't really the PTB, but a mere faction of useful idiots who believe in the facade.

TPTB, meanwhile, own both sides of all conflicts, thanks to central banking's magic checkbooks.

I'll remind you that Wall St. "created" Hitler. Without a magic checkbook, no one outside of Germany would've ever heard of him.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:12 | 2977243 Hooter Shaker
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I wonder if there is a chink in the armor?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:21 | 2977294 Mad Mohel
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No sense of humor with them though. They could have painted some slits on the sides for eyes.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:41 | 2977350 Zero Govt
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the chink in the armour is it doesn't have the 'brains' of US intelligence behind it

you know, pickled in epic delusion and paranoia, sees WMD in every 3rd world nations wood shed and increasingly terrorists in every US neighbourhood

I'm less woried about the Chinese copying than US Defence mental health

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:52 | 2977677 dugorama
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DHS mental health

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:12 | 2977244 Silverhog
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Wonderful, can't wait to see one overhead.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:21 | 2977296 1100-TACTICAL-12
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How we gonna know which ones to shoot @ ? Sorry Mr.DHS man I thought that there was one of them china drones with a al'kider gehaudie flyin it..

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 16:28 | 2977319 Doubleguns
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As far as your liberty is concerned, there is NO difference!!! Folks need to understand that right now!!!!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:09 | 2977513 NotApplicable
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Well, to be fair, US drones are likely filled with Chinese chips.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 17:21 | 2977556 EverythingsSuper
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No no you got the terms all mixed up :) That's called Irony!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 18:14 | 2977743 Overfed
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