3. Who Has What: Countries with Armed Drones

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Who Has What: Countries with Armed Drones

Over two-dozen countries in the World of Drones database have armed drones, but not all of them produced their UCAVs at home.

Many countries seeking armed drone capability without the capacity to develop UCAVs domestically have turned to China.

Chinese-made drones have been used extensively to combat extremism outside of China, but the Chinese military has avoided conducting lethal strikes themselves. However, in 2013, the New York Times reported that China considered using a drone to kill a Burmese drug lord, but opted to capture and try him in court. He received a death sentence.

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Countries with Armed Drones