China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had a lot to showcase this year, including their very own swarm of tiny gyrocopters that reportedly has a robust anti-tank game.
A recent video was released by Chinese state-operated media CCTV showing the PLA’s testing of the gyrocopters in one of their airbases. The footage shows a two-person aircraft loaded with four anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) slated on the aircraft’s underside hardpoint extensions.
The aircraft also features a small sensor turret under its nose that could potentially be used to find targets and detect missiles from miles away. This sensor could also be used for general surveillance and other tasks.