The United States will continue aerial reconnaissance over China

Today in the world there are two states, the conflict between which will lead to a global catastrophe on the entire planet. We are talking about the United States and China, which are striving for domination in the global economy, and this aspiration is supported by increasing military capabilities.




The scandal with the conduct of aerial reconnaissance by the US military over China’s territory has not ceased for more than half a century, but despite the active protests of Beijing, Washington will continue to carry out reconnaissance flights. This was openly announced by Admiral Michael Mullen, the head of the Joint Committee, the head of the headquarters of the American army. Thus, he commented on the incident that occurred on 29 in June of this year, when two Su-27 Chinese Air Force fighters pursued a US spy plane that had invaded their state airspace and violated the air border with neighboring Taiwan themselves.

Recently, Chinese Air Force fighters are increasingly flying out to intercept American spy planes. And ten years ago, 1 on April 2001 of the year during the interception of an air spy occurred a rather serious incident, during which the Chinese interceptor of the J-8IIM fighter died, and the wounded American EP-3E was forced to make an emergency landing on the territory of the Chinese Hainan Island.

The most surprising thing was that the Americans themselves were indignant at that moment, who expressed indignation at the fact that the Chinese side was delaying with all its might the return of the US Air Force spy plane and its crew. According to US experts, this was due to the fact that the Chinese took advantage of this time with a certain benefit for themselves (copied all the details of their military aircraft).

Regarding the last conflict, Michael Mullen said the following: "The PRC wants us to stop reconnaissance flights ... We will not take this step, since for us they are very important." And, despite the fact that later his authorized official expressed a clarification that, they say, his “boss was not so understood”, that allegedly he meant not to fly over China, but to conduct aerial reconnaissance in the region in general, in the Celestial Statement Admiral of the United States regarded only as a "Freudian reservation."

However, for modern China, this old problem remains relevant from the very beginning of the creation of the People’s Republic of China. The first reconnaissance flights of American spy planes over the territory of Communist China began at the very beginning of 1951, literally right after the defeat of the army of the American ally of the Chinese marshal Chiang Kai-shek. Especially they intensified in connection with the start of the implementation of the PRC nuclear program.

About how important for the United States are reconnaissance flights over the territory of China, once again confirms the statement made 2 a year ago by the former head of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev, who explained his overthrow by the intrigues of the United States. According to him, Washington personally appealed to him with a request to issue permission for an emergency landing at the Manas Air Force base of the spy plane. He refused, citing that he could not be used for an operation in neighboring Afghanistan and that he did not want to complicate relations with a friendly Beijing. As Askar Akayev put it, the Americans needed a high-altitude spy plane at a military base in Kyrgyzstan to conduct air reconnaissance over Western China, "our beloved PRC neighbor has a very sore point that we should not attack. It was a challenge in Washington ".

What is the reason for such a "special" attention to China, threatening to exacerbate relations? In the past 15 years, China has been upgrading its own air defense system in accordance with the overall strengthening of the armed forces. It’s not to be excluded that with the help of such flights the Americans are counting on revealing the nature of the changes that have been made recently. Now the Celestial Empire significantly increases its military arsenal, this applies not only to air defense, the Navy, the Air Force, but also the main strategic forces. Beijing refuses to talk with Washington about reducing its own nuclear arsenal. Moreover, he is actively pursuing its improvement in the direction of increasing quantitative indicators on warheads and missiles and increasing the range of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

For this reason, the United States pays considerable attention to all that is carried out at China’s nuclear facilities. Along the way, Beijing is starting to build its own missile defense system. And all this is being done against the background of an obvious increase in the activity of the Celestial Empire in all regions of the world that are strategically significant from the point of view of Washington, including in the Indian Ocean. And with the further economic growth of China, its relations with the United States will be aggravated gradually, but with a tendency of growth.
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  1. mitrich
    mitrich 4 August 2011 10: 58 New
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    I just can’t understand why the Americans refused to use the SR-71? Wonderful reconnaissance aircraft, high-altitude, speed for 3M. The Chinese cannot keep up with their "clones" ... I don’t understand.
    1. jamert
      jamert 4 August 2011 11: 13 New
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      Too expensive to operate. And it still will not go away from anti-aircraft missiles.
      And at a speed of 3 mach over enemy territory, he can fly no more than half an hour. Then nada refueling.
    2. Joker
      Joker 4 August 2011 12: 07 New
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      After the appearance of a large number of satellites and high-quality optics on them, its existence lost its meaning.

      pluses of satellites:

      - constant location over the desired point;
      - do not attract unnecessary attention of the air defense forces and cannot be zipped by them;
    3. svvaulsh
      svvaulsh 4 August 2011 18: 07 New
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      Mitrich, they refused to use it after Foxhounds were placed on the database. By the way, the F-71 interceptor was also developed on the basis of sr-12, but it turned out to be unsuccessful and was withdrawn from service even earlier. Well, with modern air defense systems, this aircraft is not at all difficult as a target.
  2. mitrich
    mitrich 4 August 2011 12: 49 New
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    I heard about the Socialist-Revolutionaries from pilots who served in the Kuril Islands in memorable times. He often did not let us sleep there. The opinion about him is very serious. As for the cost ... So B-2 and Raptor are also not cheap toys, do you think?
    1. jamert
      jamert 4 August 2011 13: 02 New
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      B-2 and Raptor over the territory of the Russian Federation or China will fly only in one case - in war (holy, holy). On their territory they have both refueling and repair.
      And scouts fly constantly over foreign territory. But Russia, and in three swoops in an hour, can’t fly around China too.
  3. raf
    raf 4 August 2011 14: 40 New
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    I served in the anti-aircraft missile troops in the north. And this reptile SR-71 didn’t let me sleep at night, I still don’t forget cattle so that he died, so I don’t know much about him. only when performing an anti-aircraft jump. And the operation is very expensive
  4. APASUS 4 August 2011 19: 45 New
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    The article is written strangely! All the flights of reconnaissance aircraft pass along the border of China. Although China is not very strong, last year these rice-eaters shot down their satellite with a rocket
  5. raf
    raf 4 August 2011 22: 41 New
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    These rice-eaters, quietly glancing, without noise and dust, tidy up the whole world. They fill the whole world with their cheap consumer goods, fake everything that they can and cannot. And no one argues, it's cheap! I read somewhere that some then German folk crafts are made in China, and then sold to tourists in Germany as souvenirs! Not many more, and the Chinese will begin to fake children for us!
  6. Svyatoslav
    Svyatoslav 5 August 2011 00: 37 New
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    A curious man in the market got his nose pinched in a basket. fellow