Chinese surveillance ship arrived in the U.S. near Hawaiian waters
TaKungPao, a CCP-oriented Hong Kong publication, is running photos of Chinese Navy ‘Uranus’ class spy ship #853 which it claims is operating in or near Hawaiian territorial waters.
Here is the bad Google translation and additional material from a Taiwan media site:
TaKungPao: “Chinese surveillance ship arrived in the U.S. in recent Hawaiian listeners”
October 23, 2013
According to Hong Kong media recently reported that the People's Liberation Army Navy has recently carried out a large scale in the Yellow Sea maritime training in the United States, Japan just before the end of a joint military exercise in the same area. In response to the U.S. activities in the waters around China, China has begun to haunt the Navy surveillance ship near Hawaii, the U.S. Pacific Fleet came close surveillance, collecting and detecting electromagnetic signals U.S. troops and military communications monitoring. As the saying goes, to reciprocate, the U.S. military rampage outside territorial waters in China for several decades now, the Chinese navy is also going to the headquarters of the Pacific Fleet - Hawaii "channeling channeling the door" it….
Pictures of military electronic surveillance ship U.S. military first, second and third island chain route reconnaissance speculated, in general, will be in close proximity to the enemy's electronic surveillance ship outside territorial waters, Hong Kong media said the People's Liberation Army deployed on this one hundred warships, conducted large-scale exercises to improve the "Navy contract various arms maneuver formations against sea" capability, that is with the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups against each other, as the arrival of the sea at any time to prepare for Armageddon. In addition, the Navy will go at the end of the Western Pacific Ocean codenamed "maneuver -5 No." far sea maneuvers, will look to the second island chain battlefield, destroy America's henchmen….
Hong Kong media said the U.S. military exercises in the Yellow Sea from time to time, in the doorway brandish is to show China showed its determination to stick to the first island chain blockade. The PLA military exercises in the second island chain, but also to the United States that China already has hit the U.S. Asia-Pacific military capabilities of nodes, can still shake the door in the United States and prestige. China has begun to haunt Navy surveillance ship near Hawaii, the U.S. Pacific Fleet came close surveillance.Pictured army "Uranus" sign electronic surveillance ship.
Electronic surveillance ship for naval reconnaissance electronics service ships. Equipped with various band radio receivers, radar receivers, terminal demodulation and recording equipment, analytical instruments and signal receiving antenna, and some also equipped with electronic jamming equipment. Electronic surveillance ship for naval reconnaissance electronics service ships. The information collected is used to decipher the secret power, research communications band is studied and interference methods, important information belonging to electronic warfare. The picture is a series of military generation of electronic surveillance ship antennas and electronic surveillance equipment, the image of the media called the "top three football."…
And just in case you didn’t get the point, the next photo essay on TaKungPao consists of grainy shots of the USNS Impeccable operating off China.
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Want China Times (Taiwan): Chinese electronic reconnaissance ship in Hawaiian waters
October 23, 2013
By sending a People's Liberation Army electronic reconnaissance ship into Hawaiian waters, China is ready to project its influence to what it perceives as a "third island chain", which extends from the Aleutian Islands to Australia, what the Chinese have interpreted to be the "strategic rear" of the US military in the Asia-Pacific region, reports the state run Global Times….
China views Hawaii as the center of the third island chain. As the headquarters of the US Pacific Command, Hawaii, from a Chinese perspective, also serves as the "strategic rear" for Washington to reinforce its allies in the Western Pacific if a conflict with China were to take place. The Global Times stressed that it is time for China to demonstrate its capabilities to the United States.
From the perspective of the Ta kung pao, a Hong-Kong based newspaper funded by the Chinese Communist Party, the deployment of the US carrier, USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea for joint naval exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force is an act of provocation. For this reason, the electronic reconnaissance ship had been deployed to Hawaiian waters and the Mobile 5 naval exercise was launched in an undisclosed location in the Western Pacific with the participation of China's three major fleets.
The displacement of Chinese electronic reconnaissance ships is between 500 and 4,000 tons and they are equipped with a radio receiver, a radar receiver, a signal analyzer and even electronic jamming equipment. The appearance of the electronic reconnaissance ship in Hawaiian waters was posited as proof that China is able to conduct intelligence operations within the territorial waters of the United States, according to the paper, purportedly showing that the largest naval base in the Pacific is no longer safe from a potential Chinese naval attack.
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WaPo 2009: Destroyer USS Chung-Hoon to Protect USNS Impeccable Near China
Global Times: Chinese fleet heads for open sea drill (Oct 24, 2013 -- no mention of Hawaii)
Global Times: Chinese naval fleet concludes visit to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii (Sept 10, 2013)