In pictures, US Aircraft Carrier "menaces" China's ships in the south China sea

(Infonet.vn) As China and Philippines tensions in the disputed South China Sea at the Second Thomas Reef, the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz conducted military drills in the area, making China nervous.


Black Knights 154 taking off from The USS Nimitz

On 21 to 23 May 2013, USS Nimitz had rehearsal time for aircraft taking-off and landing, military drills and supplies in the South China Sea close to the Philippines, the purpose of this exercise was to protect maritime security, support islands defending.

Chinese media said that the U.S. has the "menace" of Chinese ships operating in waters near the Spratly Islands.


Preparing for the exercises

On May 15, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet has coordinated joint exercises with fleets of Korea and Japan in the East China Sea. After the completion of this exercise, the journey of the USS Nimitz quite mysterious.


F/A-18 regularly taking off


On May 22, on the website of the U.S. Navy published a picture showing U.S. Ambassador in Singapore David Adelman presented on USS Nimitz with the notes "East Sea, the aircraft carrier". That means after finishing exercises with South Korea and Japan, U.S. Nimitz was sent to the South China Sea.


MH-60S Sea Hawk landing on the USS Nimitz

In addition, U.S. Navy photos showed that E-2C aircraft took off from the aircraft carrier Nimitz, conducted performance rehearsal. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Navy website posted two pictures that F/A-18 fighter jets taking off from the aircraft carrier, and also note that the USS Nimitz in the South China Sea.


Practice with M240 gun

Chinese media analysis that U.S. military is rarely revealed clearly position of USS Nimitz. "Global Times" quoted a Chinese source said: "Americans generally do not want to reveal to others the U.S. military ships' position, particularly in the South China Sea. Moreover, the Philippines and Taiwan are stressed about the Taiwanese fishermen shot dead, China and the Philippines tense at the Second Thomas Reef, then this action can be understood as the U.S. threatened the Chinese ship in the disputed area with the Philippines ".


The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) transit alongside each other to conduct a replenishment-at-sea.

"Global Times" newspaper analysis, the USS Nimitz exercises in the South China Sea this time shows that Americans want to "enhance naval cooperation with Southeast Asian countries, the determination to protect the interests of the allies ". On the other hand, this also has a direct relationship to the outcome of the current in the South China Sea.


Sailors assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 perform helicopter maintenance on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

The newspaper quoted an analyst saying, "This carrier has been operating in the area known as the West Philippine Sea, as in this area, reconnaissance aircraft E-2C regularly take off, one of the practice, on the other hand is spying activities of Chinese and Taiwanese vessels in these waters. According to available information, the U.S. ship shall protect shipping vessels and assist in the air and on the sea for defending the islands, attacking against ships, this is clearly expressed intent of the US to protect the Phiippines. "

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