Jing Hai

According to China's state-run Xinhua news agency, Jinghai is the code-name for a series of unmanned surface craft under development by the Research Institute of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) Engineering at Shanghai University.

Though some reports describe the vehicle as a research vessel, armed versions have been displayed at military shows.  Jinghais conducted surveys among disputed islands in the South China Sea in 2013. 

In 2014, a Jing Hai 2 conducted underwater mapping in Antarctic waters in support of the Chinese icebreaker, Xuelong.  At least seven vessels had been constructed by 2016.

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