A UK DEFENCE company is preparing to sell an “unlimited quantity of goods” to the Chinese military according to reports, including advanced radar technology and tracking systems, in a possible challenge to the Trump administration which has imposed massive sanctions on the country.
The revelation was made by the South China Morning Post, based on information from within the UK’s Department for International Trade.
The paper reported that the licence covers “target acquisition, weapon control and countermeasures” for military planes, helicopters and drones.
Andrew Smith, CEO of the UK based Campaign Against Arms Trade, claimed: “It’s potentially a big license and it does say the end user is the Chinese Air Force.”
According to Cao Yunhe, a Chinese radar specialist who lectures at Xidan University, China is hoping to benefit from UK expertise.