Several countries, including Iraq and Jordan, decided to abandon Chinese made CH-4 combat drones due to ineffectiveness and maintenance problems.
Chinese-made drones are said to be available at very competitive prices compared to their competitors produced by Western countries and Israel. Although can be purchased at competitive prices, Chinese drones are alleged to face a range of problems ranging from ineffective on the battlefield and difficult to maintain especially in desert terrain.
China’s efforts to emerge as one of the world’s leading arms exporters, including drones on par with the United States, Israel and Russia, are facing image problems, as one after another several countries decided to stop using CH-4 combat drones. That is, even if they have just spent hundreds of millions of dollars to own it.
The actions of these countries to stop the use of Chinese-made combat drones have tarnished Beijing’s image as the world’s leading arms producer, raising the question of whether the country’s defense products are reliable on the battlefield.