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(Opinion) Vietnam Reveals New Drone for Patrolling the South China Sea

2015-12-29 08:28:22       source:The Diplomat

By Franz-Stefan Gady


December 28, 2015


"Vietnam revealed its largest indigenous high-altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) this December, IHS Jane's Defense Weekly reports. According to local media reports, the prototype was completed at the beginning of November and will commence test flights over the South China Sea in the summer of 2016.


The prototype is a joint project of Vietnam’s Academy of Science and Industry and the Ministry of Public Security. The new UAV, designated HS-6L, will perform both civilian and military tasks, judging from the aircraft's design features."


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