Chinese Warships Prepared To Fire On Japanese Navy

Chinese Warships Prepared To Fire On Japanese Navy
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

The Japanese Ministry of Defense announced today that last week a Chinese warship pointed its missile guidance system at a Japanese destroyer in what they are calling an unmistakable show of aggression.

The report out of Tokyo describes a January 30th event when a 053 Chinese frigate locked its “sixth fire control radar” onto a Japanese helicopter carrier just outside of Yokosuka.

One of these was likely the Hyûga (DDH-181) from the naval base at Yokosuka. The fire-control radar in question is used specifically to calculate the best way to hit a target. This focused beam of radar only has one intention: hitting and destroying a target.

The New York Times believes this to be the second time that a Chinese vessel used fire-control radar against the Japanese.

The first time is said to have been on the 19th of January when a Chinese frigate used the radar on a Japanese helicopter before switching it off without any incident. This move by China has just escalated the situation to a whole new level.

The Chinese East Fleet maintains 35 ships in the disputed over region including 7 Russian-made submarines capable of the most advanced underwater warfare. Luckily, China’s use of the radars did not prompt immediate defensive measures by the Japanese. But for how much longer the Japanese show restraint is questionable.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Katie Gonzalez

Everything Wrong With The World: Australian Teen Says He’s The Next Paris Hilton (Photos)

This 17-year-old  likens himself to an Australian Paris Hilton… which makes total sense, since he’s “famous” for doing absolutely nothing. Kurt Coleman’s biggest fan is himself, although he has amassed over 170,000 followers on Facebook and nearly 85,000 on Instagram. As obnoxious as he sounds, Coleman is perhaps best known for taking “selfies 24/7″ because, why […]

Also On Elite

Videos

European Politicians Hold Rap Battle In Order To Gain (Or Drive Away) Young Voters

This is real. Members of the European Parliament recently descended upon Brussels to rap battle each other about important issues in front of a crowd of young voters. Four teams, made up of politicians and a “professional freestyle hip-hop artist” (perhaps the worst paying job in Europe), battled it out, representing four major European political […]

Entertainment

Even Pharrell’s Hat Can’t Make Grumpy Cat ‘Happy’ (Photos)

The most famous cat on the Internet graced us with her grumpy presence at the MTV Movie Awards last night. Grumpy Cat has been taking the Internet by storm for years because of her “less than amused” frown face, which has been turned into memes, t-shirts, mugs and all other kinds of merchandise. She was […]

Women

Republican State Rep Says Women Sound Like ‘Whiners’ When Asking For Equal Pay

Who knew that wanting equal rights could make you so… whiney? Demanding the little things, like fair pay and reasonable family leave, might seem sensical to you and me, but according to Minnesota state Rep. Andrea Kieffer (a member of the GOP, who’s surprised?), women are “whiners” for wanting these things protected by law. Kieffer […]