China confirms US request for seized drone

Source:Global Times-Agencies Published: 2016/12/17 16:39:59

File photo:CFP

File photo:CFP

A Chinese military source confirmed with the Global Times that they received on Saturday a “claim request” from the US for an underwater drone after a Chinese warship seized the craft during a security check in the South China Sea.

According to a Reuters report, the request was made after the Chinese navy seized the drone Thursday, about 80 kilometers northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines just as the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve it.

The Pentagon had confirmed the incident at a news briefing Friday and said the drone used commercially-available technology and sold for about $150,000, Reuters reported.

China believes that the incident will be “resolved successfully,” said the PLA source.

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