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Why is China so good at making drones?

 Why is China so good at making drones?
Chinese companies have developed drones to whole new levels and the world is taking notice. The technology can be used for military and commercial purposes. Quite often, new developments in the hi-tech sector had originated from the defense industry.
Companies manufacturing weapons receive substantial funding from government resources to boost research and development (R&D) in order to create new cutting age weapons for the battle field. Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted reforms for the People’s Liberation Army, which includes ramping up modernization of the PLA.
By upgrading weaponry that can make the Chinese military much more effective. In the future should wars break out, the country with the most-advanced weapons will stand the best chance of gaining victory. Accordingly, China and the US Armed Forces have both developed state-of-the-art drones that can deliver massive destruction to its targets.
Drones are effective since they do not require human pilots to fly them in the air. The flight is directed by remote control sensors that are integrated with IoT (Internet of Things). Hence, the flight is controlled by human beings, who are located in the safety of a publicly undisclosed location, so the enemy can’t track them.
The drones can fly into enemy territory along with cameras and radar installed, so that the person manually controlling the drone’s flight can direct search and destroy missions. And even if the weapon crashes or gets shot down that would result in no loss of human life in regards to the operator of the drone.
The military has been using drones to carry payloads to different locations, since truck caravans can be slow. Drones can be built to carry very heavy payloads and to land at hard to reach locations, such as in the mountain regions or isolated places where roads are not fully paved.
Meanwhile, drones have been adapted for civilian use and commercial purposes. Shenzhen-based DJI ranks as the leading drone maker in China. They sell drones that can also be used for aerial photography and to track down criminals fleeing from police officers.
Chinese farmers and ranchers are also collaborating with the e-commerce retailer giant, to transport crops and livestock to granaries and wholesalers. Many farmers reside in relatively isolated regions so they struggle to transport goods on account of primitive logistics networks.
As reported by Xinhua:
“Flying an agricultural drone, Zhang Wei, a drone operator, is popular among fruit farmers. His job can be more efficient than five manual laborers using traditional methods, and much cheaper.
Korla has about 36,666 hectares of pear trees. Fruit farmers prefer artificial pollination instead of bee pollination, which can help prevent plant diseases from spreading.
It only takes eight minutes for Zhang to complete the artificial pollination of a pear garden of 10 mu (0.67 hectares), for which he only charges 300 yuan (44.75 U.S. dollars).”
Chinese farmers can use drones for aerial spraying of pesticides and that reduces manual labor for them. In other words, drones have made life much easier for agricultural workers in the country.
We can expect in the future, scientists will develop more new amazing upgrades to drones and they may look completely different than how they do now.
The Chinese are embracing the ago of innovation in the fields of science and hi-technology, which means drones will continue to serve as a key component for the logistics sector as well.