An academic report has recommended drone patrols of China’s maritime interests. Photo: Handout An academic report has recommended drone patrols of China’s maritime interests. Photo: Handout
An academic report has recommended drone patrols of China’s maritime interests. Photo: Handout

China should use drones to patrol and defend contested seas, academics say

  • Report calls for unmanned systems above, on and below the water to strengthen Chinese coastguard power
  • Authors point to activities by claimants in South China Sea and East China Sea to make their case

Topic |   China’s military
An academic report has recommended drone patrols of China’s maritime interests. Photo: Handout An academic report has recommended drone patrols of China’s maritime interests. Photo: Handout
An academic report has recommended drone patrols of China’s maritime interests. Photo: Handout
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