A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft used a hex code allocated to a Philippine aircraft as it flew over the Yellow Sea, according to a monitoring group. Photo: Handout A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft used a hex code allocated to a Philippine aircraft as it flew over the Yellow Sea, according to a monitoring group. Photo: Handout
A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft used a hex code allocated to a Philippine aircraft as it flew over the Yellow Sea, according to a monitoring group. Photo: Handout

US-China tensions: USAF spy plane disguises itself as a Philippine aircraft over Yellow Sea, monitor says

  • RC-135S aircraft switched its identification code during a reconnaissance mission, South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative says
  • US Air Force has used a similar trick more than 100 times already this year, Chinese foreign ministry says

Topic |   South China Sea
A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft used a hex code allocated to a Philippine aircraft as it flew over the Yellow Sea, according to a monitoring group. Photo: Handout A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft used a hex code allocated to a Philippine aircraft as it flew over the Yellow Sea, according to a monitoring group. Photo: Handout
A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance aircraft used a hex code allocated to a Philippine aircraft as it flew over the Yellow Sea, according to a monitoring group. Photo: Handout
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