A General Atomics Predator XP drone on display at the Abu Dhabi drone conference. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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Walking through a trade show all about military drones, Emirati officials made a point Sunday to stop first at a stand run by Chinese officials with a mock armed drone hanging above them. Defense analysts believe that drone, the Wing Loong II, is now being used by the Emirati military while the UAE remains barred from purchasing weaponized drones from the United States.The UAE remains highly interested in military drones.That apparently didn't stop the UAE from purchasing weaponized drones.China has never acknowledged selling the drones to the UAE, though the state-run Xinhua News Agency has reported a major sale of the drones to a foreign buyer.
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