China Captures a U.S. Navy Drone in the South China Sea

MIN READDec 16, 2016 | 18:28 GMT

The USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, carries an onboard complement of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Military and commercial vessels have used ROVs for decades, mainly for oceanographic survey, search and rescue, and recovery missions.


Beijing’s bold move will no doubt stoke tensions with Washington -- and debate about the future of U.S.-China relations. ...

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