Undersea Drones Begin to Make Waves
China's manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, made headlines last month when it completed a 5,057-meter ocean dive (16,591 feet) and surpassed current U.S. capabilities. But last month also brought another Chinese undersea operation that may hold deeper significance, as a sign that the use of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) is growing.
China’s official Xinhua news service reported the successful completion of a 31-day sea trial of a new underwater glider system, wh...
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