Recently, the United States and China have been engaged in frequent military activities around the Taiwan Strait, with reports of close confrontations between ships of the two armies from time to time. OSINT-1, a foreign Twitter platform that tracks public ship movements, released satellite images of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning and the U.S. military on Monday (26), finding that the U.S. Arleigh Burke class SHIELD destroyer once successfully blended into the Liaoning carrier battle group, following closely behind the Liaoning and maintaining a 10-kilometer close range surveillance. The U.S. Navy’s Burke class destroyers were found to have successfully infiltrated the Liaoning carrier battle group, following closely behind the Liaoning and maintaining a 10-kilometer close range. Some military experts believe that the U.S. military is deliberately demonstrating that it has an absolute advantage.
The Liaoning in the photo is located off the eastern coast of Taiwan near the Miyako Strait, with the Type 054A flying frigate, Type 052D flying destroyer, Type 055 flying destroyer, and Type 901 integrated supply ship of the Liaoning fleet nearby.
On Tuesday morning (27th), the military fan page “New‧2.7 Unit Military Miscellany” also shared satellite photos on Facebook, showing that on Monday morning, a U.S. Burke class destroyer and a Ticonderoga class cruiser were in the vicinity of the Liaoning, 200 kilometers south of Ishigaki Island, off eastern Taiwan, in the Philippine Sea. The U.S. Burke class destroyer and Ticonderoga class cruiser were maintained at a distance of 10 kilometers.
On Monday morning (26), a U.S. Burke class destroyer and a Ticonderoga class cruiser were off eastern Taiwan, 200 kilometers south of Ishigaki Island in the Philippine Sea, maintaining a distance of 10 kilometers near the Liaoning. (Internet photo)
According to a picture of the trajectory track released by the “New‧Erchimat” on Tuesday, while the Liaoning was heading towards the Miyako waterway on Tuesday morning (27), the U.S. military also deployed RC-135W electronic reconnaissance aircraft to the southwest via the eastern part of Taiwan and into the Bus Strait to monitor the ship together with the U.S. ships on the surface.
The U.S. military also launched RC-135W electronic surveillance aircraft as the Liaoning gradually headed to the Miyako Channel on Tuesday morning (27), turning east of Taiwan into the Bus Strait and entering the southwest waters to continuously monitor the ship with the U.S. ships at sea. (Web Photo)
In an interview with the media, former Republic of China Air Force Vice Admiral Zhang Yan-ting pointed out, “(U.S. ships close) from four kilometers to ten kilometers, is within visual range. The U.S. (single SHIELD) has a vertical launch system of 144 combined bow and stern, and the Liaoning aircraft carrier is not able to withstand such a saturation attack.” “In general, the U.S. carrier strike group is within 200 nautical miles of clear sea and airspace, and no other warships or aircraft are allowed to operate in this airspace to ensure the air and water safety of the carrier strike group. “
The media also quoted Guo Yuren, a professor at Sun Yat-sen University’s Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies, as saying, “Because the Liaoning is set up as a training ship in the Chinese Communist Navy, it is not actually able to pose a high level of threat militarily. I think the U.S. is very deliberately using this to show that the U.S. military has absolute military superiority over the Chinese Communist Party.
In early April, the captain of the USS Mustin, a U.S. destroyer, also released a photo of his feet looking over the PLA Liaoning ship, which has been hotly debated by military fans.