In the South China Sea, Australia has accused a Chinese,
Fighter jet pilot of making a risky move near one of its planes.
They claim a Chinese aircraft launched flares and cut in front of an Australian surveillance jet.
The Chinese plane then used something called “chaff.”
Which is an anti-radar weapon after to damage the engine of the Australian plane.
The majority of the area is claimed by Beijing.
The P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft is caught by a Chinese J-16 fighter aircraft on May 26.
The Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has claimed.
This was a regular maritime surveillance exercise.
The “dangerous move” led to a risk to the P-8 aircraft and its crew, he claims.
Minister Richard Marles said for Chinese jet
Marles said that the Chinese jet flew very close to the RAAF plane and dropped “chaff.”
Which included pieces of aluminum that got into the engine of the Australian plane and hurt it.
For decades, Australia has conducted maritime surveillance operations in the area.
According to the country’s defense ministry.
And “does so in compliance with international law.
Exercising the right to freedom of navigation and overflight in international seas and airspace.”
The tragedy has gone unmentioned by the Chinese government.
In recent years, China after has started constructing military facilities in the area.
However, the United States, neighboring nations,
and others, such as Australia.
Contest its assertions.
Chinese navy ship charged by Australia in February.
Emitting a military-grade laser and targeting one of its jets in the Arafura Sea off the country’s northern coast.
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