App | 中文 |
HOME >> NEWS >> PHOTOS

China’s unmanned submersible ‘Hailong 11000’ completes first sea test

Updated: Mar 31,2018 8:37 AM     Xinhua

Photo taken on March 30, 2018 shows the unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” on the Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No 1) in the western Pacific Ocean. The unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” completed its first sea test in the western Pacific Ocean on March 30. The submersible entered the 410-meter-deep sea area from the Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No 1) at 4:45 pm.[Photo/Xinhua]

DAYANG YIHAO — The unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” completed its first sea test in the western Pacific Ocean on March 30.

The submersible entered the 410-meter-deep sea area from the Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No 1) at 4:45 pm.

Chu Fengyou, chief scientist of Dayang Yihao, said the vehicle is able to dive to a depth of 11,000 meters. It will complete an 11,000-meter-deep sea test in three years, according to the China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association.

The Dayang Yihao left Qingdao, Shandong province, on March 20, taking scientists on a 45-day scientific expedition. The ship is carrying advanced scientific equipment and unmanned submersibles “Hailong” and “Qianlong.”

Photo taken on March 30, 2018 shows the unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” coming out of the sea after its sea test in the western Pacific Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on March 30, 2018 shows the unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” being put into the sea in the western Pacific Ocean. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on March 30, 2018 shows researchers examining the unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” on the Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No 1) in the western Pacific Ocean. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on March 30, 2018 shows the unmanned submersible “Hailong 11000” coming out of the sea after its sea test in the western Pacific Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

VIDEOS