WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says that China has returned to the unmanned underwater drone, the Chinese Navy seized last week.
In a statement late Monday, the Pentagon press secretary, Peter Cook says that the Chinese Navy ship, seized the drone, he returned to the vicinity of the place where it was made. The incident occurred in the South China Sea near the Philippines.
Cook says, to examine that the U.S. will continue to the incident. Earlier Monday, he had said, U.S. and Chinese officials, including military leaders, were to work out logistical details for the return.
The US says the drone was to collect and operated by civilian contractors, non-classified scientific information, in international waters. Officials say a noncombat ship, the recovery of two drones was when a Chinese ship approached, a small boat picked up and brought to one of them.