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Chinese, U.S. Weapons Manufacturers Battled It out for Attention at Saudi Defense Show

A military armoured vehicle is diplayed in the Chinese pavilion at the 'World Defense Show 2024', north of the Saudi capital Riyadh on February 4, 2024. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Chinese weapons companies made a big impression, literally, at last week’s World Defense Show held outside of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh where they took up more floor space than any other country.

In all, 36 Chinese companies exhibited a full range of military hardware, including the latest Wing Loong attack drones, advanced armored personnel carriers, and a wide variety of small arms.

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