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Sharp increase in US surveillance of South China Sea observed in July

Monday, August 3, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Kristin Huang  |  August 3, 2020  |  South China Morning Post

 

The United States sent 67 large reconnaissance planes to the South China Sea in July, a sharp increase on the previous two months, according to a Chinese think tank.

The planes included the US Navy’s newest maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft the P-8A Poseidon, EP-3E electronic warfare and reconnaissance aircraft and MG-4C high-altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI).

“This is a sharp increase when compared to 35 times in May and 49 times in June,” the Peking University based think tank said on Weibo, China’s social media platform. “It’s almost twice as many as in May.” READ MORE...


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