Tengxiang Aviation bets on dual-use drones
Tengxiang Aviation, headed by Sun Xun, a former People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) pilot, has developed a logistics drone that can easily be weaponised. [...]
President Xi Jinping's civil-military fusion strategy is being deployed in the modernisation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), with a growing number of private companies being encouraged to develop technology for the defence sector. Aerospace, military equipment and cyber companies are boarding major projects led by state-owned companies such as Norinco and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).
In its latest report on China's military might, the Department of Defense (DoD) raised concerns about Beijing's moves to forge more ties with countries in the Indo-Pacific and along its western border. [...]
The Gulf Israel Business Council (GIBC) has been founded by discreet US-Israeli businessman Dorian Barak, a close friend of Blackwater founder Erik Prince, on the sidelines of the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates. [...]
Beijing Skyrizon Aviation's attempt to take over Ukraine's Motor Sich alarmed Washington, which wants to prevent China from obtaining the company's defence technology. Skyrizon's executive, Wang Jing, claims to be operating alone, but maintains close ties to China's leaders and defence sector through his telecoms company Xinwei. [...]