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Washington Free Beacon: Chinese Military Using Jamming Against U.S. Drones

Global Hawk targeted over disputed South China Sea islands

China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said.

Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef.

Disclosure of the jamming came as a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance flight on Wednesday was challenged eight times by the Chinese military to leave the same area.

WNU Editor: I am surprised that reports of jamming drones .... specifically military drones .... are reported only occasionally. I guess it reflects on the sensitivity (and concerns) that the military is now placing on these reports .... and why they want to minimize the news coverage.

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