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UAVs. China studies typhoons with an unmanned plane

The aircraft found a lot of valuable information

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (Casic) announced development of first integrated observation of typhoons in this Asian country through a large, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Aircraft is a Wing Loong-10 that works by remote piloting and is useful for detecting these atmospheric phenomena so frequent at these latitudes. Going into more detail of the observation, latter concerned third typhoon recorded in the region during 2020, called "Sinlaku".

Study of the tropical cyclone is dated August 2, although the details were only disclosed a few hours ago. One of the most affected Chinese provinces was that of Hainan, in the southern part of the nation. Wing Loong-10 dropped 30 probes to scan the clouds that had massed around the typhoon itself, a unique way to get very interesting real-time information, such as humidity, atmospheric pressure and wind direction. . A few days ago, moreover, scientists used a submarine (also unmanned) and running on solar energy to store other valuable data on "Sinlaku".

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency