Yinchuan, China: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of Chinese military recently completed its first digital mapping mission near north China’s Helan mountain. The drone captured high-definition imaging data during more than five consecutive hours of aerial photography.
The mission was conducted by the Lanzhou Military Area Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). This is for the first time that an UAV was used for military mapping purposes.
The success of the mission marks the Chinese military’s creation of a drone-based emergency mapping support mechanism in north China, said Zhang Zhiyuan, the mission’s field commander.