JAPAN TO DEPLOY DRONES TO ENHANCE MARITIME SURVEILLANCE: NIKKEI   Leave a comment

Japan plans to use drones to boost its maritime surveillance capabilities to better respond to natural disasters and improve security around remote islands.
According to one of Japan’s leading economic dailies, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Tuesday, the Japanese government is looking to deploy two high-altitude, long-range drones to be used with an existing satellite-based monitoring system.
The drones will cruise over designated areas above waters at an altitude greater than 15 kilometers — a height where they will be unaffected by weather — for up to 72 hours.
The plan comes amid China’s aggressive expansion of its maritime presence and follows a series of intrusions of Chinese vessels into Japanese waters.

Reporter : ssung86@arirang.co.kr

arirang.co.kr

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Posted July 11, 2014 by rrts in -NEWS

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