Chinese Y-20 military cargo plane on South China Sea Fiery Cross Reef

The Chinese military was probably testing the capabilities of its transport aircraft, which satellite images showed on the militarized reef in the Spratly Islands on Christmas Day, one analyst said. Days after the plane appeared there, Chinese forces began three simultaneous drills in waters off Hainan, about 1,200 km north of the Spratlys. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. China flew its biggest warplane, the Y-20 transporter, to Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed South China Sea on December 25, satellite images show. The huge aircraft was seen on…

Chinese underwater spy drones found in Indonesian waters

An unexpected Christmas catch has revealed Beijing is actively surveying critical shipping choke-points to Australia’s north. And that could have dire implications if our trade-spat worsens. Three undersea spy drones have been caught in Indonesian waters. They appear to be a Chinese design, and they were in shipping lanes crucial for Australia’s security. They look like simple tubes with wings. But they’re packed full of sensors and a long-range transmitter to send their discoveries back to headquarters. RELATED: Secret sub reveals China’s chilling plan ‘on our doorstep’ RELATED: The 34-kilometre…

Suspected Chinese submarine drone found by Indonesian fishermen in crucial maritime passage to Australia

Indonesian fishermen have discovered a suspected Chinese submarine drone in waters considered strategically important to Australia. Key points: The unmanned underwater vehicle was reportedly found just before Christmas near Indonesia’s Selayar Island Security experts say the high-tech unpowered surveillance drone is known as a glider and relies on variable-buoyancy propulsion The captured drone reportedly gathers oceanographic data including temperature, turbidity, salinity, chlorophyll and oxygen levels Images published in local media show Indonesian military officers posing with the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that was found just before Christmas near Selayar Island…

How A Tiny Singapore Could Fluster The Most Powerful Navy In Asia, The Chinese PLAN?

China’s growing interests in the Indian Ocean Region are likely to be jeopardized as the US has called for the establishment of a new naval fleet at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.   China Looks To Create An Army Of Stealth Fighter Jets With New “Metamaterial” Element “We can’t just rely on the Seventh Fleet in Japan. We have to look to our other allies and partners like Singapore, like India, and actually put a numbered fleet where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were…

These Chinese Submarines are the Terror of the South China Sea

The only active-service Chinese submarine of foreign origin, Russia’s Kilo-class continues to fill a valuable local defense role within the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).  Diesel-electric submarines have long formed the backbone of Beijing’s littoral defenses, with the PLAN operating a wide swathe of imported and license-built Soviet diesel-electric attack submarines throughout the late Cold War. Following the Soviet collapse, the PLAN decided to invest in its domestic Submarine industry with a slew of indigenous designs. The Song-class, or type 039, entered service in the late 1990s as the first…

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Creates Multiple Records While Practicing ‘Taiwan Invasion’

In yet another show of aggression in the South China Sea, China’s PLA Navy conducted amphibious assault drills off the coast of Guangdong Province recently. The navy has set-up multiple records including “fastest speed” and “longest combat range” during the drills, state-owned Global Times tweeted. Watch: #PLA Navy recently conducted amphibious assault drills offshore of South China’s Guangdong Province, setting up multiple records including “fastest speed” and “longest combat range.” pic.twitter.com/m8bxtBn9D4 — Global Times (@globaltimesnews) November 17, 2020 A 53-second video posted by the Global Times shows Jinggang Shan (999)…

Chinese Long-Range Ballistic Missiles Struck Moving Ship In South China Sea: Report

At least some of the ballistic missiles that China’s People’s Liberation Army fired into the South China Sea during an exercise earlier this year, which you can read about more in the War Zone‘s initial story on those drills, reportedly hit a moving target ship. If true, this would be the country’s first known demonstration of an actual long-range anti-ship ballistic missile capability, which could significantly change the operational calculus for any potential opponent, including the United States, in the disputed maritime region and elsewhere in the Pacific. The South…

Why US Army That Stands One Step Away From War With China Is Training With The Chinese PLA?

After months of warning each other with a military confrontation, the US Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have taken a U-turn and held a joint training on humanitarian disaster response. F-35 vs F-15: Why Qatari F-15 Eagles ‘Stand No Chance’ Against Israeli / Emirati F-35 Stealth Jets? The Disaster Management Exchange (DME) is an annual training event held every year alternating between the US and China as hosts. The exercise started in 2005 when militaries began talking about a cooperated response in an event of a major…

Indian Navy monitors Chinese research vessels in Sri Lankan waters over security concerns

Two Chinese research and survey vessels sailing in Sri Lankan waters have caught the eye of Indian Navy, which can be a possible threat on data vital for the conduct of naval operations. The two vessels have been sailing in Colombo owned waters since the past one month claiming to probe into shipwrecks, sources from the Indian defence ministry speaking to The Print revealed. Since 2012, Beijing owned navy vessels are a regular sight in the Indian Ocean, despite critics claiming that it may increase the threat to the Indian subcontinent.…