The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Drone Project

The Chinese government is investing heavily in unmanned aerial vehicles, and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is already fielding drones capable of fundamentally changing the security of the Pacific region. According to a recently released Project 2049 Institute report, “UAV systems may emerge as the critical enabler for PLA long range precision strike missions within a 3000 kilometer radius of Chinese shores”. The full release can be found here.

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