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Suspected Chinese submarine drone found by Indonesian fishermen in crucial maritime passage to Australia – ABC News

Images published in local media show Indonesian military officers posing with the unmanned underwater vehicle that was found just before Christmas near Selayar…

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Indonesian fishermen have discovered a suspected Chinese submarine drone in waters considered strategically important to Australia.

  • The unmanned underwater vehicle was reportedly found just before Christmas near Indonesia’s Selayar Island
  • Security experts say the high-tech unpowered surveillance drone is known as a glider and relies on variable-buoyancy propulsion
  • The captured drone reportedly gathers oceanographic data including temperature, turbidity, salinity, chlorophyll and oxygen levels

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