NATO is concerned about the capabilities of the Chinese drone Feihong 95 “Flying Swan”.
The Feihong 95 drone will soon begin to arrive at Chinese air bases, writes Free Press. And since many experts call this drone the most powerful means of electronic warfare, NATO is trying to figure out how to counter it.
China has previously tested a Feihong 95 drone at one of its military bases. This UAV has a weight of 1 ton and can carry over 250 kg of load. It can stay in the air for up to 24 hours. The Feihong 95 UAV can conduct armed reconnaissance, patrol borders or water areas. At the same time, it is equipped with equipment that hides it from radar.
Russian experts say the U.S. is worried that China could start using Feihong 95 drones widely because they are low cost but very effective. There is a high probability that these drones will be purchased from China by countries that are negatively disposed towards Washington.
“The Chinese drone industry was valued at $67 billion in 2020, making it the largest on the planet. Annual growth is measured in double digits. Including at the expense of military supplies, ”writes Free Press.
But the Pentagon did not figure out how to counter the spread of the Feihong 95, so the West will have to look for options on how to identify these drones and how to hide important targets from them.