China has launched a record-breaking swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, authorities said on Sunday.
The feat broke the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones, the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) said.
The 119 drones performed catapult-assisted take-offs and formations in the sky.
Zhao Yanjie, an engineer with CETC, said that since drones were invented in 1917, intelligent swarms have become a disruptive force to "change rules of the game".
Reports in the Chinese official media in the recent past said Chinese military is also testing to launch mass armed drones as a new technique in battle conditions.
China is currently the largest maker of drones.