Unmanned Vehicles

PREMIUM: Salvaged sea glider shows wide extent of Chinese surveillance

8th January 2021 - 19:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Chinese sea gliders are roving far and wide across regional seas, as the latest discovery in Indonesia indicates.

Indonesian fishermen discovered an unmarked sea glider on 20 December, but it is highly likely that it was a Chinese-operated AUV tasked with collecting oceanographic data.

Pictures of the salvaged vehicle show it is identical to the Chinese-built Haiyi (which translates as Sea Wing). The Tianjin University-designed platform has a ...

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