Regional stability ‘at risk’ from China’s growing use of military drones

China’s growing unmanned aircraft capabilities and focus on increasingly sophisticated military drones are causing headaches for its neighbours and risking regional stability.Three Chinese military drones were spotted near Japan in late August, prompting Tokyo to scramble fighters to investigate their activities. Accompanying the drones were a Shaanxi Y-8Q maritime patrol plane and a Shaanxi Y-9JB electronic intelligence aircraft, according to Japanese officials.But China is not the only…