(Tea Party 247) – Earlier this month, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued a warning during a speech on artificial intelligence at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence public conference that China is exporting what he calls “next-generation drones” to countries in the Middle East, according to Flight Global.
“Beijing has made it abundantly clear that it intends to be the world leader in AI by 2030,” Esper said. “While the US faces a mighty task in transitioning the world’s most advanced military to new AI-enabled systems, China believes it can leapfrog our current technology and go straight to the next generation.”
Middle Eastern nations that are unable to purchase advanced US drones due to weapons embargos have been turning to the Chinese defense industry instead to enhance their own defense (or attack) systems.
This has supported China’s ambitious expansion across the Middle Eastern weapons market, where there are many strategic US military bases along with future and current routes for the Communist Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
“As we speak the Chinese government is already exporting some of the most advanced military aerial drones to the Middle East, as it prepares to export its next-generation stealth UAVs when those come online,” Esper said. “Also, Chinese weapons manufacturers are selling drones advertised as capable of autonomy, including the ability to conduct lethal, targeted strikes.”
Chinese AI killer drones have been popping up in the skies above nations such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Nigeria, Yemen, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates.
This should deeply concern you.
Over the last decade, the Pentagon has been angered to see Chinese drone exports increase so significantly to the region, cutting into the US’ market share.
Esper didn’t specifically name any one. AI killing drones. However, as Intellihub points out, the CASC Rainbow “is the most popular Chinese drone that is currently being exported to the Middle East.”
China is ruthless, make no mistake. This is a nation that has been robbing American markets blind and stealing our data at every chance.
They are relying on their advanced AI technology to launch a large-scale attack on their enemies as well as their own citizen to gain complete global control. Whether or not it’s possible is unclear, but one thing is certain: it would be completely foolish to underestimate.