China Lands Plane On Growing Man-Made Island Airbase In South China Sea; Now What?

China’s island-building campaign in the South China Sea has been happening at breakneck speed. At Fiery Cross Reef, the construction of a 10,000 foot runway capable of supporting fighters and military transports has finally been proven operational after China landed an aircraft on it. . Here’s why that’s causing…


Image Emerges Of What Could Be A Chinese Knock-Off Of Russia's Su-34 Fullback

This image, posted on the Chinese website Weibo, shows what appears to be a Chinese Su-27 Flanker derivative very similar to Russia’s Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber. The picture coincides with rumors that a new Chinese fighter type flew recently but we have no way to authenticate the image at this time.

China Sends Message By Having Destroyers Shadow U.S. Ship Past Islands

Hours ago the USS Lassen made its way within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands near Subi Reef, part of the Spartly Islands archipelago. During its roughly 72 mile freedom of navigation mission, the American Arelaigh Burke Class Destroyer was shadowed closely by the Chinese Type 052C guided missile destroyer Lanzhou

U.S. Navy To Pass Within 12 Miles Of China's Man-Made Islands Within 24 Hours

Within the next 24 hours, the U.S. Navy will execute a freedom of navigation mission in the South China Sea that will put the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Lassen within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands. Air cover and reconnaissance aircraft will be monitoring the mission nearby in international airspace and…

Chinese Warships To Visit Florida As U.S. Sailors Get A Tour Of China's Carrier

A trio of Chinese Navy vessels that are making an around-the-world trip will be visiting Mayport, Florida on November 3rd through the 7th. This visit comes as tensions are increasing between U.S. and China over the South China Sea, with the Navy ready to sail within China’s man-made islands claim on disputed…