Japan’s coastguard has started test flights of an advanced US-built drone that one analyst said is likely to be deployed to monitor foreign ships operating within or near the country’s territorial waters.Verification flights of the SeaGuardian unmanned aerial vehicle, built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, commenced on Thursday from the Maritime Self-Defence Force base at Hachinohe, in northeastern Japan’s Aomori Prefecture.The tests are set to last until November 10 and will include…



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