September 17 Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing the Ministry of Defense that the Defense Ministry Land of the Rising Sun for the first time confirmed that the Chinese would shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which «will appear in the country’s airspace or near it.»
It is reported that on September 9, «an unidentified drone» appeared near the Diaoyu Islands (Japanese archipelago title — Senkaku) in the East China Sea to intercept fighters were raised. Then it was found that a Chinese drone.
The station also said that the Ministry of Defence Land of the Rising Sun understands the differences between manned and unmanned aircraft. UAVs do not respond to the warnings because if the Chinese UAV break airy space land of the rising sun, they can cause severe damage to the security situation in the civilian population. Japan would shoot down such devices.
In addition, the Japanese military caused the drone as having the designation «Pterodaktikl» it can do not only exploration, and can be resettled weapon to attack ground targets. In this regard, the Ministry of Defence land of the rising sun will strengthen supervision over air space of the country.
On the ninth Airshow in Zhuhai, China presented a new impact drone «Ilun-1» («Pterodactyl»).
For its size, this unit is identical with the South American UAV MQ-1 Predator. UAV has a length of 9 meters and a wingspan of 14 meters, weight — 1.1 tons.
«Pterodactyl» able to climb to a height of 5.3 thousand meters and cover a distance of up to 4 thousand miles. He resettled aircraft weapons that are placed on the underwing pylons.
With all of this price such apparatus is estimated professionals, should not exceed one million dollars, making it much cheaper than western counterparts.
According to experts, China can become a harsh new player in this market, dominated by the U.S. and Israel, according to ITAR-TASS.
«Dozens of states, especially the Third World, can show interest in buying Chinese drones» — says military analyst Anthony Wong of Macau.