The South China Morning Post reported on July 23rd that the Chinese Academy of Sciences is pursuing designs for a fleet of unmanned autonomous underwater submarines. These submersibles would be able to take on a docket of missions, from whale tracking to anti-carrier kamikaze ops. And the ace up China's sleeve to make this a reality is artificial intelligence.
Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Bishop
Roughly 24 hours ago, a Chinese naval ship seized an unmanned ocean glider belonging to the U.S. Navy. The vessel was purportedly testing water conditions in international waters in the South China Sea, reported The Washington Post.