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China Accuses U.S. Of Flying Spy Planes By Using Civilian Aircraft Codes, Calling It Dangerous

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China Accuses U.S. Of Flying Spy Planes By Using Civilian Aircraft Codes, Calling It Dangerous

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On September 16th, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the US Air Force has been flying missions with spy planes over the South China Sea disguised with Malaysian civil aircraft codes.

According to it, this action is provocative and dangerous.

According to Chinese media reports, a United States Air Force RC-135W electronic reconnaissance aircraft took off from an airbase on Okinawa at 8:00 am on September 16th.

Shortly after taking off, the identification signal disappeared, then an aircraft identified as a Malaysian passenger plane appeared on a flight path consistent with the same route.

The has happened for three consecutive days, the reports said, accusing the US of using Malaysian civil aircraft identification codes to conduct surveillance on China.

“It is the old trick of the US military to use a transponder code to impersonate civil aircraft of other countries. According to incomplete data, since the beginning of this year, the US reconnaissance aircraft have electronically impersonated civil aircraft of other countries in the South China Sea for more than a hundred times. This above-mentioned practice is egregious, which has severely violated international aviation rules, disrupted the aviation order and safety in relevant airspace, threatened the security of China and countries in the region. China firmly opposes that.

We urge the US side to immediately stop such dangerous, provocative behaviors to avoid accidents in the air and at sea. China will continue work with regional countries to firmly safeguard the freedoms and safety of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea as well as the peace and stability in the region,” Wang Webin said.

Beijing think-tank SCS Probing Initiatives reported a USAF RC-135W flying disguised as a Malaysian plane on September 8th, and again September 10th. Another case was detected on September 3rd.

“This undoubtedly added up to great risk and uncertainty to international flight safety, which could lead to misjudgment (by ground air defence systems) and probably bring danger to civilian aircraft especially those being impersonated,” the think tank said in its report.

One of the best known incidents of misidentification occurred in 1983 when Korean Airlines flight 007 was shot down by the Soviet Union air force, killing all 269 on-board. The civilian plane was mistaken for a US spy plane after an RC-135 was observed crossing its flight path in Soviet airspace.


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Dick Von Dast'Ard

Not only dangerous but highly irresponsible and extremely delinquent.

Lone Ranger

And that’s why nowdays transponder ID is useless.
The radar operator has to make the decision given the fact he has a radar advanced enough.
Russian radars can ID the type of jet no matter about the transponder codes.

Servet Köseoğlu

the US has been using modified 747s for decades, its why one was shot down when it made a navigation error.They used to be easy to spot due to the elongated bumo behind the cockpit until boeing made a commercial version.Russian military aircrafts had been chasing the US spy planes in the Black Sea. Chinese military planes can do the same. China doesnt have balls or spirit just like russia does.


” China doesnt have balls or spirit just like russia does.”

Why do you blame what finances you ??? China financially supports Turkey.

Servet Köseoğlu

Darling,making business doesnt mean that china financially supports us.They have minor-scale investments at tele-communication through Huawei and bought some marble factories thats all.imo You are frustrated,you are the one selling Greeces main port piraeus to China. ps:ı am not blaming anyone ı am commenting on facts.


I guess you do not know that In addition to economic cooperation, China and Turkey have further deepened their bilateral defense relations, including those of information exchange and cyber-war. Strategic cooperation between China and Turkey gives Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a real salvation from his political and economic woes, Foreign Policy analysts say.

When the Turkish lira depreciated by more than 40% in 2018, China’s state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank provided $ 3.6 billion in loans to Ankara for current energy and transportation projects, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported. CONCLUSION:

After its economic collapse and unconditional surrender of Turkey due to the 2016 embargo on Russia, China comes, apparently in consultation with Russia and Iran, and it conquers Turkey both economically and in the future and territorially in exchange for financial support through investment. . This means that in the future various Chinese factories will be launched in Turkey and there will certainly be an influx of Chinese population to the west. China will buy Turkey’s toxic bonds and thus enslave it….the “Turkish world” becomes the geopolitical Silk Road that brings China directly to the Mediterranean. China is not a funny thing … and it has a lot of courage and audacity … China is going for world hegemony. So I can say … that both you and Russia and America will have a big problem in the near future..

Servet Köseoğlu

ı am not arguing Chinas might and power..dont reverse the subject…provided $ 3.6 billion but it turned out to be 800 million usd and what?they will get their money back…south korea and japan are the ones who seriously supports Turkey not china..


China took full advantage of both the Lehman Brothers crisis in 2008 and the Fukuzima incident in 2011 and bought huge amounts of toxic bonds from various major economies in exchange for its expansion through investment rather than war in Japan. Behind Japan … is China.


“You are frustrated,you are the one selling Greeces main port piraeus. ps:ı am not blaming anyone ı am commenting on facts”

The only consolation is that due to China’s investments in Greece (eg the port of Piraeus) it will not want an ignition in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Servet Köseoğlu

noone wants..


Not all.


The are trying to provocate China by all means, they want a civilian plane to be hit so they could blame the Chinese to be murders, sometimes you must be cold blood and don’t answer to avoid to fall in their trap.

Servet Köseoğlu

thank you,another point of wiew.. maybe china keeps his responsibility and by servicing these news she wants to say:”look usa is pushing me to the edges” but china is wrong because usa has no morale and ethics.. a top-predator…

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Perhaps the decision is rapidly coming where mainland China decides that Chinese Taipei is not going to have an independent of Beijing, navy or air force any longer.

Lone Ranger

Terror state U.S….
Fuckin pirates.


They are probably hoping the Chinese will down a civilian aircraft.

Lone Ranger

What’s next putting spy equipment on a civilian jet using the passengers as human shields?
I can totally see from where CIAisis got their training from…

Fog of War

That’s been done already.

Lazy Gamer

So the tech exists. The reverse is also possible. Those investigations of civilian planes shot down in Ukraine and Iran should take this into consideration.


Be prepared, design a special kind of pod that can contain a tonne of chickens, scramble a jet armed with this pod, visually inspect and if it’s not what it says it is, release the chickens right in front of them.
Plausible deniability, the plane hit a flock of featherless chickens at 30,000 feet, it wasn’t us!

What? These freak accidents happen, just ask the stork that hit Israeli F-35 on its side…

Ivan Freely


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