Chinese warship ‘fired laser’ at Australian spy plane — Analysis
China was accused by the Australian Department of Defence of firing at its spy aircraft this week. The Department condemned it and called for an investigation. “serious safety incident”This had the potential. “endanger lives.”
Australian Military claimed its P-8A Poseidon spy airplane in Saturday’s statement “detected a laser illuminating the aircraft while in flight over Australia’s northern approaches.”
“The laser was detected as emanating from a People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) vessel,”The statement claimed that the “illumination of theAircraft by the Chinese vessel” a “serious safety incident.”
At the time, the Chinese ship was allegedly traveling east through Arafura Sea between Papua New Guinea, Australia and the moment of the incident.
This kind of conduct can endanger people’s lives. Unprofessional or unsafe military conduct is strongly condemned.
Lasers were claimed by the Department of Defence “could have”Put the lives and safety of Australian Defence Force personnel (ADF) at risk. “such actions are not in keeping with the standards we expect of professional militaries.”
Tensions between Australia & China are on the rise as Scott Morrison’s government seeks to disengage itself from China and increase cooperation with the United States. China denounced the US, Australia, UK and Canada signing a Strategic Security Pact. The agreement was signed in September. AUKUS provides an avenue for the Royal Australian Navy (Royal Australian Navy) to obtain nuclear-powered submarines. Officials from Australia also protested against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
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