Test field to gauge un­manned ships

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Con­struc­tion of a test field for un­manned cargo ships, the first of its kind in Asia, has be­gun in a coastal city in Guang­dong prov­ince.

The test field in Zhuhai will cover 298 square miles, ac­cord­ing to the Zhuhai gov­ern­ment. It will help in the devel­op­ment of China’s un­manned ship in­dus­try and es­tab­lish na­tion­wide for the in­dus­try.

In­fra­struc­ture and sup­port fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing for net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tion, nav­i­ga­tion radar and au­to­matic moor­ing sys­tems will be built.

In De­cem­ber, China un­veiled the world’s fastest un­manned wa­ter­borne sur­face ve­hi­cle, the Tianx­ing-1.

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