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

Jan 29, 2021 | INVESTING

Drones, driverless surface ships and underwater gliders are imperative if China is to protect its maritime interests, according to an academic report.The authors, from China’s Naval Research Academy and Northwestern Polytechnic University’s School of Marine Science and Technology, said cheap, advanced unmanned systems were needed to strengthen the country’s coastguard power.Northwestern Polytechnic University is directed by China’s Industry and Information Ministry and has been listed as a…

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