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Military Terminology

State Oceanic Administration plans drone patrols for 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.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 4:11am

PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

Japan says more Chinese naval ships have been seen near Okinawa, with some staging drills involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) able to carry missiles and conduct surveillance that analysts say is crucial for China to expand its maritime power.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Liaoning sends drones over East China Sea

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.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Softly, softly - so far

Adusty, fly-strewn fishing port on the east coast of Somalia may seem a strange place from which to glimpse the future. But it is here that Beijing faces the kind of military and diplomatic test that a rapidly growing navy will have to confront in its efforts to better protect the nation's broadening global interests.

27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

There's danger in the air

The master strategist Sun Tzu once said: 'Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.' Those words might well endorse that supremely elusive flying eye with the lethal stare, the drone.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Sevens security

Sevens security

I refer to 'Anti-terrorism measures in place for Sevens' (March 21), which says that airlines bringing passengers into Hong Kong during the Rugby Sevens period would screen planes for known terrorists and stop them landing. The following conversation comes to mind.

Airline employee No. 1: 'So what's new today?'

24 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Ammunition depot's explosive history

The Explosives Magazine may have been constructed as early as 1843 by Major Edward Aldrich, the Commander of the Royal Engineers who built the Murray Building and Victoria Barracks.

18 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Drugs seized in ambush

Police arrested a man, 43, and seized a large quantity of psychotropic drugs after an ambush in Yen Chau Street, Shamshuipo. The suspect was taken to a nearby flat, where further seizures were made. The value of the haul was not known.

22 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Store's attitude so petty

MY mother and I recently bought two pairs of shoes from the Lane Crawford store in Central. One of them was a regular-priced item while the other pair was a sale item.

4 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Swifter end to hunt for MIAs

A CHANGE in policy could hasten the end of Missing in Action (MIA) issue as circumstantial evidence may be used for the first time to determine the fate of 1,615 US servicemen still unaccounted for in Vietnam.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am