(Great Power War) China is continuing to expand its influence over a wider swath of the South China Sea as Beijing begins to deploy additional surveillance drones to keep watch over disputed waters.

According to reports, China’s Ministry of Natural Resources will begin launching a new surveillance drone to serve as a compliment to Beijing’s existing satellite surveillance capabilities.

At the same time, China continues to claim possession over most of the South China Sea while planning to make additional investments in satellite surveillance coverage in the coming years.

Hainan, which is Beijing’s new satellite constellation, will soon feature 10 satellites replete with optical and radar packages that will allow the military to focus on nearly all of the region.

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