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Taiwan fires at China’s drones for first time as president orders ‘strong countermeasures’

  • The Taiwanese military has reportedly opened fire at a Chinese drone that entered the island nation’s restricted air space over Erdan Island in Lieyu Township, Kinmen County, before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • “The defense forces issued warnings in accordance with protocol. Because the drone continued to hover over the area, the defense forces opened fire and forced it to leave. The drone flew towards Xiamen at around 6 p.m.,” Kinmen's defense command said in a statement.
  • The Tuesday incident marked the first time the Taiwanese military has fired warning shots amid the height of tensions with China.
  • However, this was not the first time Taiwan has had to drive a Chinese drone away. On Aug. 27, a video began circulating on Weibo showing a drone close to a military outpost in Lieyu Township.
  • Days before that, another drone was spotted over the Lieyu Garrison Battalion on one of the islands of Kinmen on Aug. 16.

The Taiwanese military reportedly opened fire at a Chinese drone that entered a restricted air space just hours after President Tsai Ing-wen gave the order to take “strong countermeasures” against China’s provocations.

Kinmen County’s defense command announced on Tuesday that they had opened fire at the drone after it entered restricted air space over Erdan Island in Lieyu Township, Kinmen County, before 6 p.m.

China Now Has Stealth Bird Drones to Spy on Its People

As if their impressive Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) wasn’t enough, China now takes its anti-terrorism and security to a whole new level by deploying dove-like drones to watch over its citizens.

Over 30 military and government agencies have already launched and deployed birdlike drones, which are being developed in a project aptly dubbed “Dove,” in at least five provinces in the recent years, according to sources who came forward and told South China Morning Post.

China is Now Selling Their Deadliest Drone For Half the Price of America’s

The American Military’s Reaper drone might have been impressive, but it’s Chinese counterpart claims to be way better. General Atomics’ Predator B “Reaper” drone prides itself in being the world’s first military-capable unmanned aerial vehicle.

However, China has now come up with something that they claim is better and more cost efficient than the Predator — meet the CH-5 Rainbow, a drone that can carry 16 missiles and fly for about 120 hours.

This Photographer Uses Drones to Capture the Most Unique Wedding Photos

Drones can be used for everything nowadays — to deliver packages, put on light shows or even be used as weapons of war. But one innovative photographer uses drones to capture new perspectives of couples for their weddings and vacations.

Photographers using technology to expand the creativity of their art isn’t new, but you’ve never seen wedding photos like this.

Facebook Unveils Massive Solar Drone That Will Provide Internet to Rural Areas

Facebook just built a drone that will be able to beam broadband internet to areas across the globe that cannot currently access the internet.

Connectivity Lab, a Facebook initiative to develop new technology to provide internet accessibility for everyone, recently finalized their new drone called Aquila, according to CNN Money. The project was initiated in 2014 after Facebook acquired U.K.-based drone company Ascenta.