China launches swarms of explosive ‘suicide’ drones

China launches swarms of explosive ‘suicide’ drones

China is developing swarms of “suicide” drones packed with explosives to target troops, tanks and other armoured vehicles.

Drone swarm technology has become one of the most sought-after battlefield advances, and a recent demonstration of its ability to launch a multiple drone attack has shown that China may be in the forefront of this new aerial combat tactic.

In the test carried out last month, revealed in video footage, a formation of drones is seen being launched from a box-shaped launcher with 48 tubes mounted on the back of a lorry.

The drones looked similar to China’s CH-901 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), first exhibited in 2018, which, fitted with an explosive warhead, can loiter for 40 minutes while hunting for a target, according to The