The drone is equipped with artificial intelligence technology and a wide range of sensors. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese scientists test underwater drone designed for South China Sea

  • 2,000km, 37-day test run completed for device intended to perform long-term survey work in the region
  • The drone extends the range of China’s hardware in the disputed waters
Topic |   South China Sea

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The drone is equipped with artificial intelligence technology and a wide range of sensors. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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The Haiyang Dizhi 8 was close to Macau as of Friday afternoon, according to the MarineTraffic maritime information service. Photo: Weibo

Chinese survey ship involved in South China Sea stand-off with Vietnam back home, tracker says

  • Haiyang Dizhi 8 in waters close to Macau as of 4pm Friday, MarineTraffic reports
  • Vessel’s work in disputed waters ‘now complete’, foreign ministry says
Topic |   Vietnam

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The Haiyang Dizhi 8 was close to Macau as of Friday afternoon, according to the MarineTraffic maritime information service. Photo: Weibo
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