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  1. News - China - SURVEILLANCE

    State Oceanic Administration plans drone patrols for coastal areas

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by S

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Civilian maritime authority says 11 bases will be home to UAVs with high-definition cameras Drones part of plan to patrol coastal areas The civilian maritime authority has announced plans to set up a series of bases, from which it will conduct drone-surveillance flights along the Pacific coast of China. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) ...

  2. PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Okinotori Island, a tiny Pacific atoll Japan considers part of its territory but which China considers a mere reef. UAVs are considered vital weapons above 21st-century battlefields. The drones can ...

  3. Liaoning sends drones over East China Sea

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Chinese marine authorities began drone patrols for the first time over water and islands in the East China Sea close to North Korea last week. Liaoning's marine department said it had set up an unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) deployment and control centre in the coastal city of Dalian and would send drones on frequent missions to monitor ...

  4. There's danger in the air

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... that supremely elusive flying eye with the lethal stare, the drone. Capable of flying as high as 20km, drones can be used for surveillance in the hunt for the likes of Osama bin Laden, and they can be equipped to attack, the usual weapon being the thunderbolt-like Hellfire missile, which boasts pinpoint accuracy and can blast a gaping hole in pretty much anything. Anyone with the drone ...



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