China is expected to back a U.S. Navy drone of taken in international waters, the of Tuesday, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News – a transfer that could help smooth over a significant dispute between the two armies.
The transmission is in the “vicinity” of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, the body of water where the drone was originally recorded.
A US Navy war ship, probably a guided-missile destroyer, will be present to accept the drone under water. The Pentagon, the machine calls be used in an “ocean-glider”, is an unclassified system, to map the sea floor and collect ocean data.
Officials said, the same Chinese ship has stolen, the drone, Dalang III, will return to the U.S. government. There are no immediate signs of the American underwater drone is always on the left of the Chinese ship.
China’s seizure of the drone prompted a formal objection from the US government last week, which led to discussions on the return of the drone.
In the midst of these discussions, President-elect, Donald Trump, the first rays of China, weighed in on Twitter for the theft of the drone and ribs “from the water” and later says: “We should tell China that we don’t want the drone, you stole, back.- they let you keep!”
The Chinese defense Ministry said over the weekend the drone, in order to ensure took, “the safe navigation of vessels.”
Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and the State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @Lucas FoxNews