China’s new B-5002 medium-to-long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft cost almost 100 million yuan (US$14.8 million) to develop and build. Photo: Handout China’s new B-5002 medium-to-long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft cost almost 100 million yuan (US$14.8 million) to develop and build. Photo: Handout
China’s new B-5002 medium-to-long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft cost almost 100 million yuan (US$14.8 million) to develop and build. Photo: Handout

With a 30m wingspan and 2,450km range, this surveillance plane can cover the entire South China Sea

Latest addition to State Oceanic Administration’s fleet will give it the scope to monitor the entire South China Sea, in all weather conditions, day or night

Topic |   South China Sea
China’s new B-5002 medium-to-long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft cost almost 100 million yuan (US$14.8 million) to develop and build. Photo: Handout China’s new B-5002 medium-to-long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft cost almost 100 million yuan (US$14.8 million) to develop and build. Photo: Handout
China’s new B-5002 medium-to-long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft cost almost 100 million yuan (US$14.8 million) to develop and build. Photo: Handout
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