China's unmanned submersible "Hailong 11000" completes first sea test
The unmanned submersible "Hailong 11000" completed its first sea test in the western Pacific Ocean Friday.
Unmanned submersible "Hailong III" is fixed on the deck of its carrier, the Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No. 1), after a dive in West Pacific Ocean, March 25, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]
The submersible entered the 410-meter-deep sea area from the Chinese research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No. 1) at 4:45 p.m.
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."