The US and Philippines discuss deploying missile system in South China Sea | April 2019 Global Defense Security army news industry | Defense Security global news industry army 2019

The US and the Philippines discussed the placement of an upgraded missile system in the South China Sea to defend against Chinese expansion in the disputed territory, the South China Morning Post reported, echoed by Rosie Perper, Business Insider US. The Philippine defense department was allocated P188.2 billion ($3.6 billion) in 2019, a 34% increase from the previous year. The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea (Photo: CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe) Regional security experts told the…

Major Chinese oil and gas platform to be transferred to South China Sea

(MENAFN) “Dongfang 13-2 CEPB,” the second largest offshore oil production and processing platform in China, was prepared for shipment at the Gaolan Port in the city of Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong Province earlier this month and will be shipped to the Yinggehai Basin of the South China Sea Wednesday. The “Dongfang 13-2 CEPB” platform established by Zhuhai COOEC (China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company)-Fluor Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. is an inclusive oil and gas processing platform. The floating weight of the platform is 17,247 tons, equal to the weight…

How a War in the South China Sea Could Start

Kerry K. Gershaneck, James E. Fanell China vs. America: How a War in the South China Sea Could Start Thus, China began its war for the South China Sea. China’s claims of South China Sea (SCS) ownership are illegal, but Beijing’s hyper-nationalistic officials increasingly encourage its forces to attack U.S. Navy ships operating lawfully there. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) appears to be calling for war—a war it may well get. But it is a war that will not stay confined to that body of water, and a war…

U.S. and Chinese bombers soar over Western Pacific as area sees ramped-up military drills

Jesse JohnsonJapan Times, Tokyo B-52 bombers from Guam have trained with Air Self-Defense Force and Okinawa-based U.S. fighter jets in the Western Pacific, just days after China sent a total of six bombers and other aircraft through a key entryway into the Pacific for their own military exercises. “Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted integrated training with Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air-Self Defense Force) fighters and 18th Wing F-15s from Kadena Air Base, Japan, in the vicinity of Western Japan” on Thursday, U.S. Air…

Philippines Slams China’s South China Sea Flotilla

Manila protested against the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near Philippine-controlled islets. By Jim Gomez for The Diplomat April 08, 2019 The Philippine government protested last week that the presence of large numbers of Chinese vessels near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea was illegal and vowed to take “appropriate action.” The Department of Foreign Affairs issued the rare public rebuke of the Chinese presence after the Philippine military monitored more than 200 Chinese vessels from January to March in a disputed…

Opinion | US warships and PLA jets: what’s really behind the Taiwan Strait provocations between China and the US – South China Morning Post

Opinion | US warships and PLA jets: what’s really behind the Taiwan Strait provocations between China and the US  South China Morning Post Two Chinese jets crossed into Taiwan’s airspace last month as a warning aimed at the US, ratcheting up tension over a US-China dispute that boils down to their … Source link