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Satellite Photos Reveal Gigantic Chinese Fleet of More Than 40 Ships at Sea

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Satellite Photos Reveal Gigantic Chinese Fleet of More Than 40 Ships at Sea

A fleet of private satellites recently picked up an extraordinary sight in the middle of the South China Sea: a parade of more than 40 warships of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy sailing in formation. The exercise was likely meant as a show of force to China’s neighbors, many of whom contest the country’s territorial claims. The photos also demonstrate the usefulness of commercial space in monitoring military developments worldwide, even in the most remote places. The images show a total of 43 ships steaming in a long line, two abreast, somewhere in the South China Sea. The only...

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