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Close Encounters With China During Operation NEON

By CGAI 2019-06-28 21:46:15

[By Matthew Fisher] A pair of frontline Chinese Su-30 fighter jets buzzed HMCS Regina Monday in the East China Sea, in international waters east of Shanghai. The formidable twin-tail Russian-built strike aircraft flew within 300 meters of the Canadian ship’s bow, screaming past about 300 meters above the water. It was the first such close encounter between a Chinese warplane and a Royal Canadian Navy warship. It comes at a time of heightened tensions between China and Canada, triggered by...

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