China tests new spy drones in near space 'death zone': Report
BEIJING: China has successfully tested high-altitude spy drones which could help it dominate "near space", a region of the Earth's atmosphere, a media report said.
Near space, which begins at about 20km above sea level, has until now been regarded a "death zone" for drones due to thin air and extremely low temperatures.At this altitude, thin air makes it hard to generate lift for a drone while extremely low temperature means electronic components, like batteries are prone to fail.
However, a new type of China-developed drone that is undergoing testing appears to have overcome such difficulties, marking a significant step towards China's ambitions of exploiting near space for purposes of military intelligence, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.
Some models, including the early prototype tested in last month's experiment, did not even have a power motor but would drift to their destinations as a glider would, the report said.
Kayin-India-18 hours ago
way to go China... foolish Indians still way behind the Chinese in every way. Modi bhakts still busy with cow.