U.S. deploys submarine-hunting jets to disputed air defence zone over East China Sea as tensions in volatile region mount


  • China claims sovereignty over Japanese controlled islands
  • U.S. Navy sends first of six advanced anti-ship aircraft to Japan
  • Fears mount tensions could spark unplanned military incident

China last month established an air defense zone covering islands controlled by Japan and claimed by Beijing – sparking fears that it could lead to an unplanned military incident. 

Now the U.S. Navy is sending P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft which will strengthen America’s ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China. Continue reading