A Beijing drone retailer (that’s apparently a thing now) has come under fire after a website revealed the striking similarities between its drones and the North Korean models found crashed in South Korea earlier this year. If the allegations are true, China TranComm Technologies is in for a bit of a scandal.
The similarities were originally pointed out by NorthKoreanTech.org (who posted the image above), and then picked up by South China Morning Post. SCMP contacted the company, and got this response:
“We have nothing to do with this,” a spokeswoman for China TranComm Technologies, who declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter, said. “We have never publicly sold these drones.”
Illegally selling sanction-busting reconnaissance drones to the region’s worst totalitarian state may not count as “publicly” selling them, and these photos are pretty damning. Trancomm’s best hope is likely that the DPRK airforce decided to produce a knock-off of their drone which, let’s be real, is a distinct possibility.
[Image via North Korea Tech]