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Australian Air Force patrols the airspace over the disputed islands in the South China Sea

Australian media Australian reports that the country's air force patrols the airspace of the disputed islands in the South China Sea. We are talking about the islands of the Spratly archipelago (Nansha). Recall that the territorial identity of the archipelago is challenged by several states in the region at once. These are China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. Interest in the tiny islands has arisen due to the fact that in this area there have been found plots of minerals of considerable size.

Australian Air Force patrols the airspace over the disputed islands in the South China Sea

Representatives of the Australian Ministry of Defense confirmed media claims that the airspace above the controversial archipelago is being patrolled by the AP-3C Orion aircraft of the Australian Air Force. It should be noted that this coastal patrol aircraft. And given the fact that Australia has not previously put forward any territorial claims for the Spratly archipelago (Nansha), the purpose of this kind of patrol is not very clear, especially considering the fact that there are such states as Malaysia and Indonesia between Spratly and Australia.

In the Australian media, there were also statements about the “concerns” of Australian officials regarding the fact that, for example, China is trying to carry out vigorous economic activity on the Spratly (Nansha) Islands, including the creation of several bulk (artificial) islands. And what about Australia? .. Or is it a game of "exclusivity" of the regional plan?
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  1. sever.56
    sever.56 16 December 2015 13: 37
    Kenguryatnik what is needed there?
    Where are the Spratly Islands and where is Australia? Or was the owner ordered to act like a member of the NATO alliance?
    No one dares to go to an open military clash with China, the Chinese will not stand on ceremony, they will quickly give it to the horns. But provocations will be constant, until China specifically declares that it will drown and shoot down everything that is foreign to the archipelago. They can afford it without any serious consequences.
    1. Sasha 19871987
      Sasha 19871987 16 December 2015 13: 38
      guys got lost along the way ??? far from Australia ... the reason and the customer of their flight, I think, are obvious to everyone ...
      1. Temples
        Temples 16 December 2015 13: 39
        The boss said to patrol, so they will patrol!
        When was Australia independent in such decisions?
        A colony is a colony.
        Freedom and independence is for the electorate in the elections.
      2. avg
        avg 16 December 2015 13: 41
        Quote: sasha 19871987
        guys got lost along the way ??? far from Australia ...

        Perhaps they received a command from the "hegemon" to provoke the Chinese in a Turkish style.
        1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
          Uncle VasyaSayapin 16 December 2015 14: 05
          Australia, as a country, is simply doomed to fame, because its inhabitants were selected by the best English judges
          1. Vladimir 1964
            Vladimir 1964 16 December 2015 14: 43
            Quote: Uncle VasyaSayapin
            Australia, as a country, is simply doomed to fame, because its inhabitants were selected by the best English judges

            Liked the comment, colleague. "Subtle" English humor. laughing hi
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    4. cniza
      cniza 16 December 2015 13: 41
      Quote: sever.56
      Kenguryatnik what is needed there?

      To show that they are also players in geopolitics - I do not believe, rather they, like a US mongrel, are fulfilling the task.
    5. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 16 December 2015 13: 46
      Well, if Australia is poking around there, then Russian reconnaissance aircraft have the very place there!
    6. good7
      good7 16 December 2015 14: 31
      Don't let "Malaysia and Indonesia" climb, there will just be something to do, otherwise they live carefree! :)
      There will be action without the Chinese - the province of Achah, Indonesia, observes piety more abruptly than Qatar!
  2. 33 Watcher
    33 Watcher 16 December 2015 13: 38
    British blood boiled laughing
  3. Scoun
    Scoun 16 December 2015 13: 39
    And what does Australia have to do with it?

    The Naglo-Saxon, English-speaking gang is England, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and for example, Washington can speak "through the mouth" of Australia and vice versa .. they have their own guarantee.
    1. castle
      castle 16 December 2015 13: 47
      It is possible to call the whole USSR that way, really, what gang to call it? Slovenian? Jewish? Nordic?
      1. sannych
        sannych 16 December 2015 14: 18
        The gang about the British and the Americans is still soft, very soft. The countries that destroyed millions of natives (Indians, Aborigines), and now leading wars around the world, can be called in a different way.
      2. Scoun
        Scoun 16 December 2015 15: 13
        Quote: hrad
        This can be called the whole USSR

        The USSR assimilated all peoples and republics and the majority spoke in the Soviet language? USSR cut out the natives .... but why am I? By your logic, this USSR attacked Europe.
        and there in the comments you will find (maybe) ..
        1Maks - How the British exterminated the Tasmanians
        After the farmers took the land from the indigenous people (primarily in Tasmania, where ... the British concluded that the only way out of this situation was to destroy them. ›1849916.html copy more

        Or look at the map and count how many countries they did not invade .. and do not forget what exactly they came up with the concentration camps, they completely destroyed the Tasmanians, they paid less for the head of the Irish than for the head of a wolf, their royal family was zigging in the forties .. .. is it not their English speakers who have carved the Indians of America? they are worse than a gang .... they are an infection all over the planet
  4. venaya
    venaya 16 December 2015 13: 39
    The economy is at the head of all these games. I think that it is not surprising, we also need to think about protecting our economic interests.
  5. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 16 December 2015 13: 39
    The Chinese either already have the S-400 or will soon ... laughing
  6. Evgen2x
    Evgen2x 16 December 2015 13: 41
    Oh how! they also have the Air Force)) well, let them patrol while China allows them))
  7. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 16 December 2015 13: 41
    Everything is simple: Russia, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Afghanistan, the EU and the USA are well-known to everyone.
    Anyone heard anything on the news in the last week about Australia? Besides "Dundee about the nickname" Crocodile "and I don't remember anything about them. Moreover, this mutant with sabers from the hands of" X-Men "is also from Australia, in my opinion.
    So it’s a shame for them, after all, but still they occupy the whole continent, and here is a complete information ignore laughing
  8. Belarus
    Belarus 16 December 2015 13: 44
    What is Australia - a colony of Great Britain; What is Great Britain - a vassal of the United States; What is the United States - the main terrorist on earth.
    1. castle
      castle 16 December 2015 13: 49
      What to think? Kohl is not with Russia, then the US vassal.
  9. SAM 5
    SAM 5 16 December 2015 13: 50
    Yes, let them at least patrol until snot, China rules there.
    1. good7
      good7 16 December 2015 15: 04
      Not really you, anything about the former president of Indonesia, Suharto? The persecution of the Chinese under him was no worse than under Hitler the Jews, and this ended only in 1999! There
  10. capitosha1rang
    capitosha1rang 16 December 2015 13: 51
    China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.
    What does Australia have to do with it?
    What do they all poke around in someone else's showdown? Cote de Voir to Syria, Australia in the South China Sea.
    These guys do not understand the intricacies of eastern politics. China and Vietnam today do not declare themselves friends, on the contrary, in every possible way demonstrate hostility and aggression towards each other.
    Don't be fooled, comrades Australians, by this demonstration! Outwitting, circumventing, surpassing the truly cunning Chinese / Vietnamese is as impossible as winning at thimbles.
    1. knn54
      knn54 16 December 2015 14: 00
      What does Australia have to do with it?
      Now it has become fashionable to say: we are "partners" ...
  11. 3vs
    3vs 16 December 2015 13: 53
    After a year or two, the Chinese will save up and occupy the islands.
  12. KRIG55
    KRIG55 16 December 2015 13: 59
    If the islanders greatly anger the Chinese, then no one will have time to help them (the islanders). And in the next century Miklouho-Maclay 7 will find on the big island not pygmies, but a lot of spiders ...
  13. moskowit
    moskowit 16 December 2015 14: 00
    Indeed, what does Australia have to do with it? CENTO and SEATO blocks can still function?
    Well, now the reasons for China’s accelerated introduction of a new destroyer are now clear ...
  14. individual
    individual 16 December 2015 14: 01
    States are worried about the silence in the South China Sea region.
    Therefore, the hands of their vassals will be organized bucha - for example, against China.
  15. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 16 December 2015 14: 07
    It’s in vain that the Chinese dragon is angry, or they decided whether Turkey would run under the wing of the United States, and the USA, as always, the siren, they say, we don’t know, they began to fly.
  16. slaw14
    slaw14 16 December 2015 14: 42
    Whoever owns the reefs of the Spratly archipelago essentially controls the South China Sea and all sea trade routes between the Indian and Pacific oceans. The islands are of strategic importance, and all sorts of fossil deposits are far-fetched.
    BARKHAN 16 December 2015 14: 51
    These are jackals in the event of a big war, they will sit quietly, then to cling to the throats of the weakened and wounded.
  18. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 16 December 2015 15: 21
    They do not claim the islands, but "are concerned". Original. laughing
  19. Zeppelin ml.
    Zeppelin ml. 16 December 2015 15: 24
    The BBC aired a sound file with the AP-3C Orion commander addressing the Chinese military while patrolling the security zone. Like, Chinese sailors, we came in peace to control the freedom of air and sea navigation in accordance with conventions. The pilot repeated his speech several times, but the "sea dragons" ignored this RAAF message.
  20. zekaze1980
    zekaze1980 16 December 2015 18: 42
    Just like North America, you need to clean Continent Australia from visitors. Send everyone to their historical homeland.