A Tengden TB-001 twin-tailed scorpion drone performs at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on September 28, 2021. China has been urged to tap into its booming drone-tech industry to advance its submarine-detection capability. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Tengden TB-001 twin-tailed scorpion drone performs at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on September 28, 2021. China has been urged to tap into its booming drone-tech industry to advance its submarine-detection capability. Photo: EPA-EFE

Could anti-submarine drones help China keep up with US and Japan in underwater arms race?

  • Chinese military magazine outlines importance of striving for hi-tech shore-based anti-sub patrol aircraft as other nations aim to employ more advanced boats
  • US analyst says drones can expand reach and economy of anti-submarine efforts but their carrying capacity is limited

Topic |   China's military
A Tengden TB-001 twin-tailed scorpion drone performs at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on September 28, 2021. China has been urged to tap into its booming drone-tech industry to advance its submarine-detection capability. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Tengden TB-001 twin-tailed scorpion drone performs at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on September 28, 2021. China has been urged to tap into its booming drone-tech industry to advance its submarine-detection capability. Photo: EPA-EFE
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