China Equipping Russia With Drones, Helicopters and Metals

China is sending Russia significant quantities of drones, helicopters, optical sights and vital metals used by the defense industry, according to a Telegraph investigation published August 19.

  • Russian companies have taken delivery of tens of thousands of shipments from China since Russia expanded its war on Ukraine to a full-scale invasion in February 2022.
  • One Chinese firm delivered 1,000 drones; another sent two helicopters; another, four Airbus helicopters.
  • Chinese companies have sent at least 2,500 weapons-grade sights to Russian firms, as well as significant quantities of turbojets and radar missile-guidance systems.

The investigation, based on data obtained by the Observatory of Economic Complexity and Molfar, showed that China’s exports to Russia of metals crucial for making weapons have also surged.

  • China sold $18 million worth of titanium alloy products to Russia in 2022, almost double the previous year.
  • China also sent at least 520 shipments of magnesium to Russia, which is used in long-range bombers.
  • Large quantities of Chinese steel were also sent to Russian companies involved in building engines for armored vehicles.

A June report highlighted Russia’s acquisition of significant quantities of Chinese-manufactured armored vehicles for use by its military. These personnel carriers, known as the China Tiger, were built by Chinese defense company Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Mfg.

The Chinese sales come during a year when Russia-China trade is set to exceed a record $200 billion, with a particular increase in the sales of items with potential military use.

The Trumpet said: China’s ongoing support for Russia’s war has taken some analysts by surprise, especially considering its potential to disrupt the Western trade that plays a crucial role in the Chinese economy. But the Trumpet has warned for decades that the collaboration between Russia and China would grow—to the detriment of global peace.

Asia Still Stands With Putin” explains why we have long maintained this forecast:

Ezekiel 38:2 foretold the Russian power we now see rising, led by a rō’š nāśî’ (or “prince of Russia”). This scripture also mentions “the land of Magog,” which includes modern China and other nations. This indicates that this Russian leader will rally other Asian peoples behind Moscow.

The prophecy Ezekiel recorded was for the end time. It specifies that Russia will be the leader of this massive Asian alliance. That is a key to understanding today’s geopolitics. …

Another key scripture to understand is Revelation 9:16, a prophecy that the end-time “kings of the east” Asian power bloc will field the largest military in history. It comes from the same regions described in Ezekiel 38, and China, India and Russia have the only populations that could produce a combined army of 200 million troops.

Creating a military force of 200 million individuals would be far beyond Russia’s capabilities, given that its total population is 143 million and shrinking. But with China’s hundreds of millions of people factored in, the ability to form such a vast army under the leadership of “Prince” Vladimir Putin becomes feasible.