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Updated 10:35 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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South China Sea

Bolder

US Navy Destroyer USS Sterett Docks at Zhanjiang for Port Visit to Chinese Navy

The Sterett and USS Dewey (DDG-105) were together deployed to Asia last March.

The best

World’s Best Combat Helmet to be Issued to Every US Marine

This helmet is made from thermoplastics instead of the ballistic fibers such as Kevlar used on the current generation combat helmets.

Bolder

Bolder and More Provocative: US Navy and Air Force Conduct First Joint Patrol of South China Sea

U.S. Navy patrols of the South China Sea are becoming increasingly bolder.

Ready for war

China Building Airbases in Spratlys Big Enough for over 100 Fighter Jets

"In 2016, China focused its main effort on infrastructure construction at its outposts on the Spratly Islands," the report said.

Japan's

China Again Claims it isn’t Militarizing South China Sea; Again Says it Owns Senkakus

China said the Senkakus and its adjacent islets have been part of China since ancient times.

A2/AD

China to US: South China Sea Issue is None of your Business

He further claims China has striven to develop and improve friendly and cooperative relations with other countries in the Asia-Pacific

Powerful

US Threatens Action if China Militarizes More Islands in South China Sea

"We cannot and will not accept unilateral, coercive changes to the status quo."

Mischief Reef

Australia Must Conduct Own FONOPs of the South China Sea, says Former Defense Chief

He said the Law of Sea is "very clear" in that man-made features such as those built by China can't generate a 12 nautical mile claim to waters around them.

Subterfuge

China Will Build ‘Underwater Great Wall’ to Cement Control over South China Sea

Chinese state-controlled television confirmed China's participation had a military aspect.

China's Shaanxi KJ-200

China Deploys Cutting-Edge AWACSKJ-500 Planes Near South China Sea

China has deployed its latest airborne early warning and control aircraft to an airbase within the disputed South China Sea islands, Defense News reported on Friday citing satellite imagery.

Sky spy

China’s Navy Deploys its Only Two Most Modern AEW&C Planes to Hainan for Spy Missions over South China Sea

The HJ-500 is the naval version of the KJ-500, which is operated exclusively by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

China sent world's biggest coast guard cutter into the South China Sea.

China Deploys World's Biggest Coast Guard Cutter CCG 3901 to Patrol South China Sea

Beijing recently deployed the China Coast Guard (CCG) 3901 cutter, the largest in the world, into the South China Sea to protect the country's maritime rights, according to local government reports.

Satellite images revealed China's significant military progress in its Yulin naval base in the Hainan island.

China Expands Naval Base, Installs Missile Launchers on South China Sea, Satellite Images Show

China is placing installments on strategic island base in the disputed South China Sea, according to the satellite images captured from an ImageSat International Eros B satellite on Monday.

China's CCTV showed footage of Xian JH-7 Flying Leopards conducting live-fire drills over the South China Sea.  (YouTube)

China Flaunts Xian JH-7 'Flying Leopards' as Military Conducts Live-Fire Drills Over South China Sea

China has flaunted its self-built fighter-bombers, dubbed the 'Flying Leopard,' during a live-fire drill over the South China Sea with footage aired on the state-broadcaster China Central Television Station (CCTV) on Sunday.

FONOPS

US Navy will Continue FONOPS in South China Sea, Affirm its Commanders

Trump now relies on Beijing to strong arm North Korea into giving-up its nuclear weapons.

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