Chinese Super Weapons That Should Have You Afraid Science, Technology Chinese military technology is no laughing matter. They are no longer your grandfather’s USSR puppet regime, they are a beast in their own right these days. Here are the most intimidating new weapons and firepower to come out of China. Pterodactyl Plane (CH-5) This Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle was developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, and first flew in 2009. Since then it’s been used by several countries, including by the Egyptian Air Force in March 2017 to combat ISIS. Total flight time is 60 hours, and it has a 4,400-mile range.