Chapter 793: Future Military
At High-Tech Park on Ange Island, Zhong Wei, the newly appointed head of the park, listened to Jiang Chen’s instructions. He found it quite challengingt.
“The output of the Beta-series drones must remain unchanged, and the monthly production of the Hummingbird military drone must be increased to 100,000 units…this is impossible.”
The Beta-series drones increase was achievable as it didn’t take up much production capacity even with the new drone employing many cutting-edge technologies. However, the Hummingbird drone that used completely new technology in many parts, including the engine, which could only be manufactured with the 3D printer.
Fortunately, there was an industrial-grade 3D printer that could print in batches; otherwise it would be a problem to complete the commercial production of Hummingbird drones.
“The group’s laboratories have completed the industrial design plan. After that, the production of the Hummingbird drones can be carried out without the need for a limited 3D printer, the first batch of production equipment will arrive tomorrow,” Jiang Chen said.
“Completed? Great! Then it should be feasible!” Zhong Wei heard the good news and immediately felt the pressure lift off of his chest.
The limited number of industrial-grade 3D printers available to Future Group meant that these printers could be used to replace the production of key parts in an emergency, but they seriously limited the production output and production costs.
“By the end of this month, I’ll speak with the Xin government to double the area of the Ange Industrial Zone. The newly expanded park will be fully used for military production. At the same time, Future Heavy Industries’ military projects will be split out to form Future Military.”
After a pause, Jiang Chen said in a serious tone.
“There are two key development priorities for the company. One is aerospace and the other is military.”
“Yes,” Zhong Wei solemnly said.
[Drones will be the protagonists of future wars, and they will also be the main force in Celestial Trade’s combative units. Currently, there are 15,000 soldiers serving on New Moon Island, while the Hummingbird drones serving in Celestial Trade are as high as 200,000, forming a ridiculous 1:13 ratio with the soldiers.]
In the world where EMP weapons were not widely used in combat, drone cluster tactics would be quite effective.
The situation in MLL Island deteriorated, and the friction with the Freemasonry began to heat up. Only a strong force could maintain the core interests of Future Group in Asia and the world.
At the end of May, Ayesha successfully returned to Xin, piloting Droplet
Returned along with her was Catherine, a Ghost Agent stationed in Europe, and Evelyn, who was locked in a hibernation chamber. The existence of Droplet must be kept a secret. No one except the Ghost Agents and Xia Shiyu knew of its existence.
Droplet stopped at the port of Coconut Island. Ayesha and Catherine pulled out the hibernation chamber and tossed it on the beach in front of the port. Then they reported their arrival to Jiang Chen.
A few moments later, two yachts emerged on the surface of the sea. Jiang Chen took several Celestial soldiers and boarded the island, freeing Evelyn from the hibernation chamber.
Inhibitor must be injected before entering the hibernation chamber for an extended period of time. When the door opened, Evelyn crawled out of the chamber. Before he could stand straight, he started to vomit.
“Hell, did you put me into a pork freezer?” Evelyn accepted the paper towels from Jiang Chen’s bodyguards and wiped his mouth before finally regaining his breath.
“Of course not. The pork freezer cannot sustain someone for a week without eating.” With a smile, Jiang Chen patted his shoulder, “Welcome to Coro Island. The Xin government will provide you with political asylum. Corruption, bribery, murder, a total of more than twenty crimes, it is certainly not the best life to be on the run, right?”
“Those are straight up lies and accusations!” Evelyn shouted indignantly. “They will bring Frankberg into the abyss!”
Jiang Chen comforted him with a few words and ordered the bodyguards to send him to a safe place.
Evelyn’s current identity was rather special. If exposed in Xin, it would inevitably cause a lot of unnecessary trouble. Originally, Jiang Chen was planning to negotiate with Natasha. After he arrived in Xin, he would send him directly to the plane in Moscow. However, Natasha, who should have arrived two weeks ago, disappeared until yesterday. She was now on a plane to Coro Island.
Therefore, Evelyn must spend some more time in a dark room on Coro Island.
Seeing Evelyn leave under the escort of Celestial Trade Bodyguards, Jiang Chen turned his gaze to Ayesha, who stood by his side, with a warm smile emerging. Catherine saw this scene, and consciously ran to the port.
Soon there were only the two of them on the island.
It was quiet, with only the sound of waves washing the beach and the palm trees swaying in the wind.
Stepping forward, Ayesha hugged Jiang Chen’s neck, tiptoed and kissed him softly on the lips, then put her face against his shoulder.
As the saying goes, a short time away is better than just married. The subtle but sweet feeling was inexplicable.
After savoring the lingering silence, Jiang Chen caressed her chestnut hair, combed her hair around her ear, and whispered.
“Did you miss me?”
Although it was only one word, there were endless amounts of emotion in that word.
The quiet atmosphere lasted around the two of them embracing.
Feeling the increasingly hot temperature on his chest, Jiang Chen opened his mouth again and interrupted the quiet atmosphere.
“…Do you want to sit in Droplet for a bit?”
With a joyous smile, Ayesha hid her face deep into Jiang Chen’s shoulder, allowing Jiang Chen to carry her to go to Droplet at the port.
On the following day, Jiang Chen and Ayesha returned to Coro Island and went straight to his mansion.
At the door, he saw Natasha with her suitcase, looking like she had been waiting for a long time.
Seeing Jiang Chen and Ayesha, faces filled with happiness, Natasha did not hide her dissatisfaction as she pouted. She flung her golden hair and raised her watch around her wrist.
“You let a lady who just landed wait for half an hour.”
“I’m sorry; I was a little delayed on my way.” Jiang Chen grinned and opened the door with an electronic key.
As the iron gate retreated to both sides, Natasha walked in unceremoniously. After walking along the stone path on the lawn, she walked into the living room as if she were in her own home. She left the suitcase aside and went straight to the kitchen refrigerator.
Looking at the figure rushing into the kitchen, Jiang Chen just smiled and said nothing.
He was not accustomed to the high alcohol concentration of Vodka, but the alcoholic beverage existed in his fridge purely because of Natasha, who visited often. By the way, those low-degree fruity champagnes were prepared for Xia Shiyu.
“Phew, it is so hot standing outside!” Holding a dazzling bottle, Natasha flapped her soaked collar, and sat right onto the sofa. “Speak your mind, what do you want?”
Ayesha went to the kitchen and Jiang Chen went to sit opposite of Natasha.
“I’m not in a hurry. You should rest first. By the way, what have you been doing back in Russia over the past few days?”
“Were you worried about me?” Natasha grinned.
“No, just making small talk.” Jiang Chen shrugged and mocked.
Natasha rolled her eyes at Jiang Chen and reached out and picked up the remote control on the table. She turned to the TV in the living room and switched on the news channel.
She raised her head, took a swig of the vodka, and then sunk into the sofa sluggishly.
“You’ll know once you look at the news.”