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China hands back the unmanned submarine they caught in sea to US

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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 03:42 AM
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It seems like some drone submarines are going around and one of them is cought by China. They gave it to US back. Here is the picture and the news report I found. No details and such except Pentacon is investigating the situation plus they said this is not professional. Well; at least they gave it back.

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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:09 AM
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a reply to: belkide

Wow that is big. I could have sworn I read they picked it up which would mean it's relatively small. I'm afraid I don't speak or read Turkish, so I'm not too sure about it. If true it's good, but the device should be inspected.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

I think probably it will be ripped apart and built again like you said.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: belkide

3 days ago they said they would return it (NYT, USA Today, Reuters, Infowars).

I clicked on this and it was all in Russian or Turkish. I opened the link in Chrome. which normally will translate everything, it offers a popup. Not for this page though. It did, however, translate a Russian pop up ad.

Hmmm.....lol.

cnn

The Pentagon demanded it back. The drone was off of a US Scientific ship near the Phillipine coast.


The Pentagon is demanding that China return an "unlawfully seized" underwater drone after a Chinese warship took the device from waters near a US oceanographic vessel.


Then Chine said they would. I am not sure they were just being nice. The drone was in the water near a US ship. A Chinese ship came up and grabbed it.




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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:34 AM
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a reply to: reldra

What a 150 feet drone lol... The picture is really amazing for me btw.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:36 AM
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I think i read it was launched by a navy ship not a commercial ship, and as it was measuring temperatures and other things it made me think of this article I read.



“Existing off-the-shelf submarine designs cannot perform effective operations that comply with these requirements. Even at very slow speed for best fuel consumption they can barely reach pivotal operational areas in the South China Sea and the interface between the Pacific and Indian Oceans and even then can then stay for only a day or two,” it said.

Australiain sub purchase
maybe related?



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: belkide

I don't know what that is a picture of. 3 browsers won't translate the article. I have no idea what the picture is of.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:57 AM
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a reply to: reldraright, it can´t be that thing, I would be flabbergasted if this thing is unmanned and working as intended. Plus, how would they stop such a thing and lift/pick/tow it away in the first place ^^



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 04:59 AM
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a reply to: KungfuStu

It was launched from the USNS Bowditch. It's a Navy Sealift Command ship. Technically Navy, but a civilian crew with one or two naval officers.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:10 AM
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Eh, another attention distracting news article with no important content. China handed back a sea drone, big deal. The sun comes up every day from the east and sets in west. China is no friend to the west and they never will be as long as the current PLA government remains in power and seeks to reclaim old lands by all means necissary.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks Zaph, Do you think that the tests it was running maybe related to submarine navigation in the area?



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:22 AM
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a reply to: KungfuStu

Yeah. The gliders they were using are used to get water temperatures and map the floor in shallower areas. It would allow them to predict thermoclines in the area among other things.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 05:30 AM
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I can't find any pictures of the event, so here is a recreation.




posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 06:20 AM
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The Chinese should not have nicked it in the first place.

Quite an anti-social act, but then China are being very anti-social over their ludicrous South China claims.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 07:02 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


"...Other things."

Not to mention the possible use of mapping the sea floor for navigational use by our manned subs.

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posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 07:08 AM
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Trump told them to keep it. lol.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 07:16 AM
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The Pentagon is demanding that China return an "unlawfully seized" underwater drone after a Chinese warship took the device from waters near a US oceanographic vessel.

Read that: seized near a Chinese war vessel. Its a spy sub slash drone, eavesdropping on the Chinese military, they detected it and captured it... if it had been a frog man it would have created an international incident like Gary Powers U2 flight spying on the Soviet Union. But its only a robot.

Interesting speculation to consider these devices shadow warships intentionally, the Chinese not knowing what kind of 'device' had to presume it was armed and grabbed it for closer inspection. Totally within their rights. A spy's a spy.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 07:27 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
The Chinese should not have nicked it in the first place.

Quite an anti-social act, but then China are being very anti-social over their ludicrous South China claims.

Well within the shadow realm of spy vs. spy, though. All Military intelligence organizations drool to get their hands on opfor technology. And the South China sea is not US territory, either.

Some Asian pivot.



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: belkide

Moon of Alabama had a post on this subject .Its interesting to hear that they gave it back so soon as this could have been in the courts for god knows how long .

But there is no case law and no international law yet that is applicable for unmanned shipping. The Laws of the Sea and the Law of Salvage all consider, to my best knowledge, only manned shipping. This spring I discussed this problem over lunch with some people working in commercial cargo shipping here in Hamburg. The first plans for unmanned commercial cargo liners had just come up (see pic below). They had no ready answers to the open legal questions.
www.moonofalabama.org...



posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

"map the floor in shallower areas". Did you miss that part?




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