Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea. According to NBC, the WC-135 was sniffing the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity.
The crew of the Constant Phoenix described the intercept as unprofessional, during its routine mission. The American pilots called the maneuvers of the pilots of the Chinese Sukhoi-30 irresponsible. The speeds and proximity of both Chinese aircraft were dangerous and reckless.
Everything that the US military officials are saying is just a so-called “cover story”. The number of flights performed by the US spy planes close to China’s borders increased by several times.
The US aircraft was apparently undertaking a target detection mission and was collecting data on new communication infrastructure of the Chinese armed forces, which the US military is monitoring regularly.
Reuters / AA Magnum News 2017.