Chinese warships direct laser at Aussie maritime patrol aircraft in Arafura Sea inside exclusive economic zone

from American Military News

The Australian Defence Department said a Chinese warship directed and flashed a laser device at an Australian patrol aircraft on Thursday, endangering the flight crew.

Chinese warship targets surveillance aircraft with laser

Australian officials described the incident in a press statement first published Saturday. According to the statement, an Australian P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was flying over Australia’s northern approaches when it detected that a laser was pointing at it and determined the laser was emanating from a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA-N) vessel operating in the area.

“Illumination of the aircraft by the Chinese vessel is a serious safety incident,” Australia’s Defense Department said. “Acts like this have the potential to endanger lives.”

Shining lasers at aircraft runs the risk of damaging a pilot’s eyesight and even temporarily blinding them in flight, raising the risk of a crash or disorientation. Military-grade lasers can also have the potential to damage ship and aircraft systems.

“We strongly condemn unprofessional and unsafe military conduct. These actions could have endangered the safety and lives of the ADF personnel,” the Australian military added. “Such actions are not in keeping with the standards we expect of professional militaries.”

The Australian officials said the Chinese vessel that shined the laser was sailing alongside another PLA-N vessel. Both Chinese warships were sailing in the Arafura Sea to Australia’s north and, since the incident, have sailed east through the Torres Strait and into the Coral Sea.

Following the incident, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “I’m very concerned about the actions, though, of using the lasers on an Australian surveillance aircraft. That is, I can see it no other way than an act of intimidation, one that was unprovoked, unwarranted and Australia will never accept such acts of intimidation.”

Though the incident didn’t take place in Australia’s territorial waters, Morrison said it did take place inside Australia’s exclusive economic zone.

“I have no doubt that it had been an Australian vessel, or a British vessel, American vessel, a French vessel, a Japanese vessel for that matter, or German, that was going through a similar waters up in the South China Sea and that was done to a Chinese surveillance aircraft, then I think people can guess about what reaction to that would have been,” Morrison added.

Reuters reported Australia has since called on the Chinese side to conduct a “full investigation” of the incident.

In response to the Australian claims, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “According to what we have checked and verified with relevant department on the Chinese side, the information released by the Australian side is untrue.”

“The normal navigation of Chinese vessels on the high seas is in line with relevant international law and international practice and completely legal and legitimate,” Wenbin added. “We urge Australia to respect the lawful rights that China’s vessels are entitled to in relevant waters under international law and stop maliciously disseminating China-related disinformation.”

This is not the first time China has been accused of targeting other nations’ aircraft with lasers. In February 2020, the U.S. military raised complaints U.S. aircraft flying into a base in the east African country of Djibouti were being targeted with lasers coming from a nearby Chinese military base.

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Posted on February 22, 2022, in China, Chinese Control, communism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Oh it won’t be a sale..

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  2. You’re assuming Scumo and co are not acting tough on border security and are not beating things up to bolster their election appeal and/or galvanise us behind them against a foreign threat.. What are the odds of that?

    Crassly exploiting our patriotic streak to his benefit over an exaggerated threat event would not be uncharacteristic and inconsistent with his previous exploitations of public sentiment for his political gain.

    We’ve seen him crucify Christine Holgate in Parliament over $20k in watches for public service performance but keep DEAD SILENT on the ABC FORKING OUT $200k in legal fees for a private act WHICH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ABC.

    Not even some of his own lot trust him, why would I know him any better?

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  3. Just because we have our Corruptos and Corporate Agents to deal with here does not mean Australia should not patrol and secure our borders. The Chinese action should be condemned. It was the hostile act of a hostile power against Australia.

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  4. Botswana: “Apparently the Poseidon aircraft deployed a sonobouy to monitor various aspects of the vessel in question and is also quite legitimate.”

    Drop anything from a plane near any warship and you can bet your life they’ll have their targeting lasers on you in a real hurry. It’s a no brainer. Any more questions?

    PS “Exclusive economic zone” is still considered international waters by most of the world except for Scumo.

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  5. We need to sell everything to anybody and own nothing if we want to be happy. Uncle Santa Klaus from the WEF gave us the solution to our woes.

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  6. I agree with Kaiwanshou, why is he still being called Prime Minister?

    If everyone titled him according to the truth then maybe more Australians would wake up and ask the right questions.

    The Australian CEO Scott Morrison needs an urgent review by his Board of Directors.
    Or maybe his Board of Directors actually endorse his actions:

    The creation of obscene debt bankrupting future generations.
    The pre-purchase of a failed product from a Company with a history of fraud.
    The tough talk against ‘competitors’ like China and Russia….because his employees, the Australian tax payer will support their boss in whatever he needs to do.
    For the good of the Company.

    A glowing resume so far.

    If his Board of Directors decide to keep him on for another Term then it will be an endorsement that he is on the right track.

    Meanwhile the dribble will continue on MSM with their hypnotic marketing techniques in plain view.

    Will they switch to the Company’s other choice and his backbone team of Communists?
    A good bet they just might.
    Stage 2 needs a purebred Pitbull.
    Loveable until someone knocks at the door.

    Either way, Scotty the Arts degree man will be rewarded well as all CEO’s are.
    (unless they work for the Post Office)

    Given the Queen is no longer worth the piece of paper she is written on, with ongoing ‘covid’ while her handlers hold the reigns (and her pen) I can’t help but think that could be a waste of time trying to contact Nonna.
    We also know where her successor stands when he not sucking off a teat somewhere.
    History is an ass.

    Future is a better option.
    Knowledge is power.
    Not money.
    This is an information war.
    The truth will set us free.

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  7. “Job done..”

    Exactly! Now we can ramp up the borrowing of $$$ trillions to defend ourselves from Chinese laser “intimidation”.

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  8. Pat from Vic: Not all intimidations are equal. lol Australians should never be intimidated either by the Chinese or by Scumo type hypocrites who preach freedom and are happy to send our kids overseas to die for our freedom as long as it’s not freedom at home. Barf, the hypocrisy is nauseating. Sack the duopoly lot, we’re being fleeced big time by our treacherous and honorable politicians..

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  9. At the end of WW2, General George Patton said, “War is a sideshow.” Slavery under the Globalists Power-Elite is the main game and the Covid stratagem will go on with planned crises, such as the Ukraine and China, the distractions. We the People have the numbers to defeat the Jackals if only we would learn the lessons of history. Unless we put into operation the 3rd Box in Defence of Liberty, the Jury Box, then it’s “Goodnight, nurse!”

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  10. “Following the incident, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “I’m very concerned about the actions, though, of using the lasers on an Australian surveillance aircraft. That is, I can see it no other way than an act of intimidation, one that was unprovoked, unwarranted and Australia will never accept such acts of intimidation.””

    … unless the target is peaceful unarmed Australian citizens protesting against the Australian government, being targeted with rubber bullets and military-grade directed energy weapons by Australian police, in which case all bets are off.

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  11. To get Australia into a major debt position the puppets must pretend to hate China – Th e Chinese regimen is a a great favorite of the globalists -I mean they set it up – so Morrison has played the game – China has weakened our export position – we are now in serious debt.

    Job done..

    This is just another staged step – perhaps there will be war – I think it is just keeping the fear burning – All good communists like to keep the fear burning.. It makes control so much easier..

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  12. Yeah right
    Pfizer$ Scomo’s Australia is playing the same game of intimidation as Big Pharma$ Biden is using against Russia.. Maybe they want war to coverup all the damage done and to come from the spike protein toxin micro clot shots?
    Australia’s economy will tank if China says “Fuck You”
    Scomo is a Fuckwit

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  13. It depends upon the kind of laser. If it was a targeting laser, it is expected for a military vessel to target all other ships and planes and identify and target and log them as practice, without loaded weapons of course.

    it is the core of what a military vessel does, identify and target all other vessels and designate friend or foe and do practice runs with unarmed weapons, so when they have to do it for real, they are well practiced and fire at what they should fire at and do not fire at what they should not fire at.

    Nevertheless, it’s a sad day when we can have no confidence in what either the Chinese or our Morrison government says.

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  14. This dubious incident provokes visions of Daffy Dutton galloping into Parliament shrieking “The Chinks are Coming”.

    Ho hum. And Jingo Scomo doin’ his same ‘ol same ‘ol.

    This is so pathetic. Biden’s handlers tell oz politicians to adopt the position and they all bend over.

    I just had a funny thought. A political assassin in Australia would have to go to the US to reach his target. There ya go, movie makers, there’s a theme that’s original and brimming full of all the formulae for box office success. Our very own Manchurion candidate.

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  15. There seems to be an error in the American Military News report,”Australian Prime Minister” should read Scott Morrison CEO, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CORP…”

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  16. It’s a diversion.
    If the Chinese have already taken over Australia.
    We have sold them raw materials to produce all their military equipment.
    We have sold them land, infrastructure and leases of ports.
    They store all Australia’s banking information for tap and go perching.
    They archive government information.
    It’s all BS, Liberal, Labor and the greens sold Australia to the Chinese without them firing a shot.

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  17. Just another distraction from the fact that his AFP are doing much the same to protesters in Canberra with LRAD and radiation attacks. They should ALL face a Military Tribunal and be hung if found Guilty.

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  18. Botswana O'Hooligan

    Two problems, the vessel was in our economic exclusion zone and therefore subject to the regulations pertaining to that exclusion zone, the Poseidon aircraft was carrying out the legitimate duties of our country pertaining to that exclusion zone, it wouldn’t have interfered with the safe passage of that vessel and the vessel in question should not have interfered with the safe and normal operation of the Poseidon aircraft. Apparently the Poseidon aircraft deployed a sonobouy to monitor various aspects of the vessel in question and is also quite legitimate. (Ex maritime surveillance bloke) Perhaps the Poseidon aircraft should have sent a sterner message via a harpoon anti ship missile or Bruce like, pointed the bloody bone!

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  19. Well, I suppose it’s okay when Morrison, Andrew’s, Palletofshit, Gladys, McGowan and that dipshit from NT doing the unwarranted and unprovoked intimidation when pushing the jab, lockdowns, masks etc and aiming LRAD at peaceful protesters, but now the Chinese are doing it, Morrison’s going to get on his high horse. You reap what you sow arseholes. You’re the ones that got into bed with China, now you can pay the piper.

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  20. they should have turned the Chinese ship into a reef

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