China is deploying drones to spy on the South China Sea like never before

China is fielding a new, far-reaching drone surveillance network in the South China Sea, the South China Sea Bureau of the Ministry of Natural Resources revealed Tuesday. Light, maneuverable drones can relay real-time images and video from hard-to-reach areas to mobile and fixed command-and-control centers. The drones will provide additional capabilities to supplement regional monitoring stations and satellite surveillance, giving China an enhanced ability to surveil the waterway. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

China is fielding a far-reaching reconnaissance system reliant on drones to strengthen its ability to conduct surveillance operations in hard-to-reach areas of the South

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