China Will Overwhelm Its Enemies With Swarms of Rocket-Armed Heli-Drones

MICHAEL PECK | May 26, 2019

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China has a history of overwhelming its enemies with sheer numbers of troops. Now, China may have a modern iteration on that tactic: swarms of tiny rocket-armed helicopter drones that will swamp enemy forces like angry bees.

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Article | April 2, 2020

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Article | April 2, 2020

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