Hainan becomes first batch of drone bases in China for marine surveillance
A drone base will be built in Hainan for real time surveillance of coastal waters, according to local authorities.
On April 17th and 18th, two drones provided by State Oceanic Administration successfully conducted their test flight on the nearby water areas of Danzhou’s Baimajing and Yangyu.
According to the State Oceanic Administration, the drones can fly in set routes, recording and sending back timely remote sensing data, and are relatively flexible, low-cost and efficient compared to the performance of satellite remote sensing and fixed-wing aircraft.
At present, Hainan, Liaoning and Jiangsu are the first batch of 3 provinces for the establishment of drone bases in the country.
Besides, the drones will feature high-definition remote-sensing of marine surveillance. They can also be used to identify emergency situations and monitor marine environments along the coast and on islets.