This is China’s stealth combat drone, an aeroplane that seems very similar to the American Northrop Grumman X-47B. The unmanned combat air vehicle was photographed while performing taxiing tests.
Given the development speed of China’s other military aeroplanes, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this in flight in the next few weeks.
According to the China Defense Blog, it was initially labelled to be a project by “college students” for the 601 Aircraft Design Institute/Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. Clearly, it’s much more than that.
It seems obvious that China’s military complex is advancing at a higher pace than many in the West would like to believe. It is not comparable to the United States yet, but the technology matching may be a matter of years and not decades. And it has already happened in the cyber war front. [China defence Blog]