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Nothing to do with facts: China dismisses US accusation it targeted American surveillance plane with LASER

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RT reports (source):

Beijing has refuted an accusation by the US Navy that a Chinese warship fired a “military grade” laser at its P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft somewhere over the South China Sea.

The claims made by the US Navy simply “did not accord with reality,” China’s Defense Ministry said on its WeChat account, responding to the accusations made by the American military last week. The Chinese forces were conducting a routine drill in the area, it added.

The US Pacific Fleet said that its P-8A Poseidon “was lased” on February 17 as it was flying over “international waters” some 380 miles west of Guam. It went on to state that the laser “was not visible to the naked eye” but was captured by the plane’s sensors and could “potentially cause serious harm to aircrew and mariners, as well as ship and aircraft systems.”

The US Navy also turned to Instagram to warn China that “you do not want to play laser tag with us,” while accusing it of violating various maritime agreements. Beijing responded by saying it was the US plane that acted “unfriendly in intention” and unprofessionally “by operation,” eventually threatening both sides.

China also said that P-8A was in fact engaged in “long-period circling reconnaissance at low-altitude,” and outright ignored “repeated warnings” from the Chinese military.

The US has repeatedly sent its warships and aircraft to the South China Sea, citing the principle of ‘freedom of navigation,’ much to China’s dismay. The two nations are locked in a feud over the area since Beijing claims sovereignty over the waterway – something that Washington opposes.

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So, the Military Grade 737-800Max does not need to be grounded….. Hmmmm Or Yanki Military flying their airborne death trap in the hope that they can pin its failure on the Chinese Or deep down they are too shallow to understand the South China Sea does not belong to them,,,,, Lol

cechas vodobenikov

the lying murikan hypocrites that reject international law and convention—the only nation so despicable, that refuses to sign the US convention that prohibits the use of anti-pernnell weapons

St. Augustine

This Chinese aggression must end.

Look at how close they put their country to all those U.S. military bases in the region.

Assad must stay

the ghost of the soviet union is getting revenge on the US from beyond the grave lol


Yankee is asking Chinese to use SAM not laser. Soviet has all USM spy plane shot down, like U2. No one invite you to come 10,000 miles spying?

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