ISI analysts located three military helicopters: two Z-8 or Z-18 type and one Z-9
Tension rises: China places military helicopters on Woody Islands
The Paracel Islands area is keeping getting attention. According to Reuters Two, U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday. The move came after China deployed military hardware on the islands.
Regarding the tension around the Paracel Islands, ISI analysts located three military helicopters: two Z-8 or Z-18 type and one Z-9.
In response to the militarization of the islands by the Chinese army, The philstar publish, that the Philippines began to repair a runway over Rancudo Airfield in Pag-Asa (Thitu) Island (Spratlys island).
Also, devdiscourse reports that China has also begun to deploy microgrid infrastructure at Woody islands. “The hybrid microgrid will be able to work in conjunction with Hainan Province’s main electricity grid or even independently and will increase the power supply of Woody Islands by eight-fold.
“The microgrid on Yongxing Island is only the start,” Fu Yongfeng, deputy head of the Hainan power grid, told CCTV. “We’ll copy the model on the other islands. In the meantime, we will explore wave-powered electricity and refrigeration techniques that use residual heat.”
There is no doubt that the deployment of independent power infrastructure in Chinese-controlled islands, with the addition of military means of attack, brings the South China Sea area to a boiling point.