Drones are a growing presence on the battlefield, with militaries around the world recruiting unmanned aerial vehicles to support service members on the ground. Today for the first time, Taiwan”s Navy gave reporters a glimpse of the capabilities of a powerful drone developed in Taiwan. Taiwan”s own Juiyuan glides into the sky to carry out a surveillance mission on its target. Through a 360-degree camera, this drone can stream battlefield conditions in real time.We”re at the front line. All the action starts in this control room.Liu Shih-changNaval reconnaissance officerAt the beginners” stage, service members in the “specialized course” are responsible for route operation. At the intermediate stage, service members in the “specialty course” are responsible for route operation, plus the handling of emergency situations. The “advanced class” is the most difficult, and service members are responsible for night operation. The training period lasts for a half year to one year.Once the drone reaches an altitude of 10 kilometers, the remote pilots transfer the controls to Command Central for surveillance work. Over the past year or so, the Navy has used drones for 730 submarine operations. Drones have also played a key role in the Navy”s security system.The Navy”s tactical reconnaissance squad is supported by two types of drones made and developed here in Taiwan. The two are deployed on shore and ship to collect information from the enemy.Hsieh Min-changNaval reconnaissance officerWe amassed information over the course of the missions and provided it to the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology for further drone refinement. The system”s R&D gets better and better. In terms of our flight time and mission execution, just now the drone did it all perfectly.As unmanned military operations rise in prominence around the world, Taiwan”s Navy is enhancing its line of defense with drones.