China’s Deep-sea Robots Rival to America’sPosted: September 1, 2016
SCMP describes China’s deep-sea robots in its report today titled “PLA Navy eyes China’s deep-sea underwater glider after successful test shows it rivals US vessel”. The report carries the above photos of the robots and their new mother ship.
The report says that China’s deep-sea underwater glider Haiyi-7000 has recently dived to the depth of 5,751 meters, challenging the record set by US Navy.
It quotes Professor Yu Jiancheng, the lead scientist of the Haiyi project, as saying in an interview with SCMP, “We could have gone deeper, but we did not want to push it to the limit too early.”
The report regards Haiyi as very useful for Chinese navy and says that the navy has been testing several other classified models including the Haiyan, which was developed by researchers at Tianjin University that I described in my post “China Breaks Western Monopoly of Submarine Drone Technology” on June 18.
Source: SCMP “PLA Navy eyes China’s deep-sea underwater glider after successful test shows it rivals US vessel”, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2012137/chinas-successful-test-deep-sea-underwater-glider-interests-peoples