China Is the New Arms Dealer for Emerging Nations
With hard-to-beat prices and no ethical qualms about buyers, China’s becoming a key player in a weapons market traditionally dominated by the West, Russia and Israel, OZY reports. From mine-clearing robots to unmanned helicopters, its high-tech goodies are especially welcomed by countries facing U.S.-led sanctions. For example, China is helping Pakistan develop intercontinental ballistic missiles, and is providing laser defenses to Venezuela.
What’s their next-generation lineup? Advanced naval technology and artificial intelligence systems could soon be added to China’s export list.