The dragon soars?
China’s New Massive Spy Drone Just Followed a U.S. Navy Cruiser
China’s biggest shortfall is probably not a matter of hardware. It takes nearly 200 skilled pilots, maintainers and analysts to support a single sortie by a high-end UAV. “There’s nothing unmanned about them,” former U.S. Air Force intel chief Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula said of high-end drones such as Global Hawk.
China reportedly activated one of its Soar Dragon large spy drones to keep tabs on a U.S. Navy cruiser that sailed through the Taiwan Strait in late July 2019.
The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam transited the Taiwan Strait on July 24, 2019 as a show of force. In addition to the Soar Eagle, Beijing sortied J-11 fighters 10 times during Antietam’s nine-hour transit, according to Taiwan’s Up Media.
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