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Algeria unveils Chinese UAVs

30 October 2018

The Algerian Ministry of National Defence (MDN) revealed that it has acquired two types of Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its coverage of a visit by Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah to Ain Ouessara Air Base in the 1st Military Region on 30 October.

The footage released to Algerian television showed Lt Gen Salah inspecting CASC CH-4 and smaller CH-3 UAVs in a hangar as well as shots of them taking off and in flight. Neither type were seen armed, but the CH-4 was fitted with hardpoints for weapons. Murals on the hangar’s walls showed both types carrying weapons, as well as a Denel Seeker, the only type of UAV previously known to be in Algerian service.

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