Chinese media said the 112-ship equipped with beam weapons, have attacked the U.S. spy ship
U.S. Navy spy ship, the Victory (USNS Victorious T-AGOS-19)
U.S. Washington Times reported on September 7: U.S. Department of Defense document shows that in 2008 Sino-US confrontation occurred in the ship, the Chinese have used a mysterious beam irradiation American “victory” spy ship (also known as ocean monitoring vessels), resulting in some crew members were temporarily blind.
U.S. media reported that in 2008, a Chinese ship to an “international waters” marine monitor the operation of U.S. Navy ship sent a mysterious high-energy beam of light, causing temporary blindness in some of its crew . WikiLeaks website for the latest in a U.S. State Department telegram said the vessel for the U.S. Navy’s “victory” was listening ship, the obvious blinding attack occurred in the East China Sea. According to the confidential telegram shows: “March 8, 2008, China Luhu-class guided missile destroyer DD-112 high-brightness white light beam near the U.S. Navy Victory 30 minutes time.” “The beam is very harsh, making the ship personnel temporary visual impairment. “
U.S. media reported that an August 30 State Department cable released a brief account of the incident. However, the telegram was not disclosed by the Pentagon. As the beam is a laser, or high-strength searchlights, which can not be learned. U.S. Navy and Pentagon spokesman did not immediately comment.
U.S. media said, after a similar incident occurred in 1997, a Russian merchant was carried out on a laser attack, causing Lieutenant Daly (JackDaly) eye injury. At that time, he was Washington Puget Sound Juan de Fuca (JuandeFuca) over the Strait, a Canadian helicopter gunships for air reconnaissance missions. The event has been kept secret until the “Washington Times” be disclosed. The telegram said that in 2008 the blinding incident, 8 H -6 (B-6) bombers in 4 hours time, flew to the “victory” near or over, also in this period, “Luhu” class guided missile destroyer DD-112 launch to the ship a strong light. It is determined that the bomber is the implementation of flight training, the vessel is not a response to marine operations. U.S. Pacific Command Intelligence Center, “China can not be completed ruled out using military ‘victory’ sign as H-6 bombers flew over the region the possibility of a training opportunity.”
U.S. media reported that the telegram, the U.S. government complained that “China is such a provocative action, does not meet the legal obligations under the Law of the Sea,” and that “the behavior of China’s Victory pose a serious interference, and increases the risk of miscalculation. “The telegram said:” In the light beam before the vessel was strong, its also been Luhu-class or Luda-class tracking and marine patrol boats. In addition, China and other transportation -12 Victory aircraft had also been flying at low altitude near 75 warning.
2009, when he was Director of National Intelligence ? Dennis Blair at a Senate hearing that China is seeking to maintain special 200 nautical miles control an economic zone of the increasingly active this point, the Chinese Navy ships of the “disturbance” only surfaced. March 9, 2009 occurred in the South China Sea, China expelled the United States Navy ships, “flawless” spy ship incident. ( spring) ★