The U.S. Navy has sent a warship through the
Taiwan Strait for the first time this year. 7th Fleet spokesman Lt. Joe Keiley stated
USS Shiloh sailed through the strait demonstrating “the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific”. He called the transit “routine.” The move is significant as it comes less than
a week after Tsai Ing-wen who is a pro-democracy & pro-separatist advocate won a second term
in Taiwan. Her reelection is considered to be a rebuke
to China’s efforts to engage what it regards as a breakaway province. As usual, China registered a verbal protest
after the transit. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang
urged the United States to “prudently and properly handle issues relating to Taiwan
to avoid harming China-US relations and affecting peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”. He added, “China paid close attention to
and monitored from start to end the passage of the US military vessel through the Taiwan
Strait. The Taiwan question is the most important
and most sensitive issue in China-US relations as it bears on China’s sovereignty and territorial
integrity.” In this video Defense Updates analyzes why
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20 million players from all over the world! China views Taiwan as a breakaway province
and wants to bring it to its fold in the future. Taiwan is currently a self-governed democracy. Though Taiwan has no formal diplomatic ties
with the U.S, it remains an important ally. U.S relation with Taiwan is governed by the
Taiwan Relations Act. The Taiwan Relations Act neither confirms
that the USA will intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan nor does it relinquishes
it, maintaining a strategic ambiguity. As per the act, “The United States will
make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may
be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain sufficient self-defense capabilities” The Taiwan Strait is tactically important
since it separates China from Taiwan and China will have to move its forces across the strait
in case it decides to invade. The strait constitutes international waters,
though China keeps a close eye on any movement in the strait especially if it’s a U.S Navy
warship. Taiwan Strait is also part of the larger dispute
of the South China Sea region. USS Shiloh (CG-67) is a Ticonderoga-class
guided missile cruiser. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser’s design was
based on the Spruance-class destroyer. She was built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath,
Maine and commissioned on 18 July 1992. Yokosuka, Japan is the homeport of the warship. It is interesting to note that Shiloh launched
6 Tomahawk cruise missiles in Operation Desert Strike against Iraq. USS Shiloh has an overall length of 567 ft
or 173 m and a displacement of about 9,600 tons. This makes it one of the largest cruisers
in the world. It has limited Kevlar splinter protection
in critical areas. USS Shiloh is designed as a multi-role warship. It can carry out Anti Aircraft Warfare (AAW),
Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW). For propulsion, it has 4 General Electric
LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 75 MW of power, driving 2 shafts. It has a speed of 32+ knots (60+ km/h) and
a range of 6000 nm or 11000 km. The Aegis combat system forms a critical component
of the Ticonderoga warships including USS Shiloh. The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System
is designed by the United States Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency to protect
against short and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense is devised
to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost phase and prior to reentry. It enables USS Shiloh to shoot down enemy
ballistic missiles by expanding the Aegis Combat System with the addition of the AN/SPY-1
radar and Standard missiles. Aegis BMD-equipped vessels can transmit their
target detection information to other systems and, if needed, engage potential threats using
Standard series missiles like SM-3 or SM-6. The centerpiece of the AEGIS systems is a
very powerful multi-purpose AN/SPY-1 radar present in USS Shiloh. It is considered to be one of the most advanced
naval radar that can automatically detect and track targets. The high-power of 4 MW enables it to simultaneously
track over 100 targets and guide missiles. Traditional search radars have rotating antennas
that can track a target once during every 360-degree sweep. A separate tracking radar is required to guide
missiles to a particular target. AN/SPY-1 radar is different. It incorporates the two functions into a single
tightly integrated system. The 4 fixed arrays of “SPY” direct electromagnetic
beams in all directions concurrently and continuously. So, the targets are tracked without interruption. The radar can be made to focus on a single
target when needed, without blinding the warship against other threats. This enables the radar to create a very holistic
view of the surrounding, providing unprecedented situational awareness. USS Shiloh has AN/SQQ-89(V)1/3 – A(V)15 Sonar
suite. The suite consists of AN/SQS-53B/C/D active
sonar and AN/SQR-19 TACTAS, AN/SQR-19B ITASS, & MFTA passive sonar. It can provide precise information for Anti
Submarine Warfare control and guidance. USS Shiloh has two 61 cell Mk 41 vertical
launch system that can be equipped with a choice of different weapons. 1. RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB for Air
Defense & Anti Ship role with a range of 103 miles or 167 km and speed of Mach 3.5 2. RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV for Anti Aircraft
& Anti Ship role with a range of 115 miles or 185 km and speed of Mach 3.5 3. RIM-161 SM-3 for Ballistic missile defense
with a range of 435 miles or 700 km and speed of Mach 10. It can also be used as an Anti-satellite weapon. 4. RIM-162A ESSM for anti-missile role with a
range of 31 miles or 50 km and speed of Mach 4. It can be quad packed in single Mk 41 cells. 5. RIM-174A Standard ERAM or SM 6 for anti-air
warfare with a range of 150 miles or 240 km and speed Mach 3.5 6. BGM-109 Tomahawk for land attack. It has a long range of up to 1550 miles or
2500 km with subsonic speed. 7. RUM-139A VL-ASROC anti-submarine missile with
a range of 13 miles or 22 km It also has 8 Harpoon Missile Launcher for
Anti Ship role. 2 × Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes are present
launching Mk-46 or Mk-50 torpedoes 2 Sikorsky SH-60B helicopters are responsible
for Anti Submarine Warfare. Other weapons consist of long-range naval
guns and a variety of Close-In Weapon System. USS Shiloh’s multi-mission capability makes
it one of the most well-balanced warships in the world. Any Chinese intervention in its mission would
have certainly been met with a strong response. This prevented China from taking any steps. Taiwan is one of the many critical flashpoints
when it comes to the US-China relationship which also includes trade disputes. The U.S. last year sent 11 ships through the
Taiwan Strait on eight separate transits. It was a significant increase from 2018 when
the U.S. made just three passages through the strait. This needs to be seen in the larger context
and has a message for both Taiwan & China. It is clear that the U.S will continue to
support Taiwan and won’t back down when it comes to taking on China.


  • Chinese growing military and economic power is the reason for its aggressive stances in South China sea, Indian ocean regions etc.. china's now all time president xi jinping now has the absolute powers ruling over China and frame it's policies which in future won't be much different from a dictatorship and it won't take much time for China to become Nazi 2.0… countries like USA India Japan etc must seriously devise a proper plan to keep this problem under check

  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. China didn’t take on this ship because the ship was dangerous. They didn’t take it on because they know if they do America will unleash hell. It could be a rowboat and they wouldn’t mess with it. If you see President Trump as a tactical genius or if you see him as a toddler with a gun, either way the rest of the world knows he isn’t the one to mess with. If they play stupid games they will win stupid prizes

  • 😂One mst realise twce bfore mssng wth, tht type of ship 🐬indeed let's cll it the United States navy 🧚‍♂️unique frm a thousand miles 🇺🇸make no mstake 😂🤣

  • Question: how prepared are the American armed forces for a conflict WITHOUT satellites?
    If China or Russia loose their marbles and decide to attack, satellites must be the first thing to go. How redundant are US systems? How are they preparing for such eventuality?
    I’m not being a smart ass, I’m actually asking.
    All the best to everyone

  • In a few days the US will send its B52s with quickstrike naval mines to fly along the Straits to remind the commies that their invasion would end up in the bottom of the Strait if they try it…

  • United States: I'm gonna pass right through here and there is NOTHING your gonna do about it China!!!

    China: Time to make bootleg Nike shoes at sweat shop cheaper looking

  • No one is saying much but the Silence Service has several attack subs (Virginia and Los Angeles) cruising submerged in the waters of the Taiwan Straits and the S. China Sea waiting for the order to engage the communist Chinese.

  • “…Speak softly but carry a big stick…” Roosevelt quoting a West African source.
    Get ready to FIGHT✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿‼️

  • While battleship the game is a game, the imorompting b ews helps do often in cues clues or measures. Who the heck expects that type crap all day long. Not that needy. That's a 13 yr old mindset.

  • It’s about time. We won’t back down. China beware. Plus I am tired of all the junk they import for the US companies.

  • We are not at war with China that's why they did nothing but protest the sail through. Now if we're at war with China then they would try and sink the ship.

  • The Chinese show no sign of gratitude considering that they would most likely be speaking Japanese if the United States had provided them assistance fending of the Japanese invasion of China prior to, and during WW ll. Of course the communists probably wouldn’t consider this as assistance even though they wouldn’t have succeeded if not for the assistance in vanquishing the Japanese invasion.

  • I think the wording of these statements in the video, need to take it down a notch…… Centuries ago wars were over women….. Today they could just as easily be from a bruised ego from posts of this nature…… Not saying I don't enjoy them I do just don't be so brazen use something called tack guys

  • I don't know why we ever trade a all with China. They want to start a war and continually harass our ships. I believe they will strike when they can do the most damage, If they catch us unaware. Why would we trade with someone like that.

  • I don't think it makes any sense when you say Chinese (entire navy of them) was scared of one ship sailing through their neighbourhood. Its just that its not a good idea to break one ship (will certainly pose a challenge) and go to a full on war. I am just glad all the leaders are using their senses and not reacting on an impulse of the situation.

  • Oh Winnie. Your deafening flatus does not stop the US Navy exercising its right under international to sail through these straits. Pooh’s lackeys say this might harm Chinese/US relations? Pffft.

  • china is like badass demon monster from a action video game, but when you get close, you notice that its just a cardboard lol

  • Because there is enough distraction going on now. No need for another Pay-op. You know, Red Flag Bill passed in VA, 20 other anti gun bills being voted on today. Age to buy a gun going up to 21, We will take the guns first and due process later. Per the great Savior Trump.

  • Corona Virus has been unleashed onto the public. First case in NY yesterday. They want to decrease / Murder 50 million of us. Please Wake Up. This Virus is knocking Human Beings off faster then can be counted. Oh it started in China.

  • FYI TO ALL: Fact check china has the largest submarine force in the world, for all we know their submarines are definitely deployed all over their water front, those torpedoes are probably pointed directly on any threats and ready for launch anytime

  • 4 thousand dead 💀 the Coronavirus death toll climbs , 35 million Corentine as trying to build special hospital. People are now dying in America and in Russia too.

  • I have seen this video before? It may not be so significant, as both China and the US have turned the South China Sea into a long game. Freedom of navigation is here for at least the middle term.

  • These titles are getting more cringe. I think it’ll help your credibility a bit more if you had more normal sounding titles. Your content is informative so that’s not the problem, but your titles aren’t the best.

  • Communist China…………1949. OK! They don’t own Taiwan anymore then they do Korea or Tibet or Vietnam or anybody! And building islands ain’t going to change that! They have dreams of grandeur! Reality is going democracy’s way! Figures Shilo is a movie bout a boy and dog! That’s America right there in one movie. You can tell a lot about people….by the way they treat there pets! My dog don’t like you,……I take note of that. My dog likes you,……I take note of that. My friends daughters name is Shilo. Cool name! Historic.

  • War is stupid if one country goes to war with us it will be the end of the world it will be no more Life as we know it it is stupid everybody has almost the same technology we all are the same we all need to try to get along I do not want war we need to try to work it out peace is the best option

  • US pass through Taiwan strait
    China: Who’s there? I have viruses and I’m not afraid to spread the virus and infect everyone.

  • The ship could have been a USS Liberty class transport and the Chinese would not sink it, because it would cause a skirmish or local conflict with the USA.

  • China is just a paper dragon. Their military prowess is hyped up. Even Indonesia put the dragons tail between its legs.

  • In reality, a single US cruiser sailing in Taiwan straight have no chance against the overwhelming Chinese anti ship coastal missiles. This video is a Joke. 😁😂😀

  • Communist China let Nationalist China have Taiwan after the revolution, they didn't want to fight for it. Now decades later they want Taiwan too, which is basically restarting the war between Nationalist China and Communist China.  Moral of story: you can't trust a commie.

  • Don't be so confident. Chinese warships are newer, numerically more superior and also their missiles have a longer range. They also have the advantage of a big landmass to launch their mobile land based missiles. Furthermore, China's production capability is more efficient than the US. This is the most crucial factor in a conventional war. During WWII the Japanese sanked more US aircraft carriers than Japan but the US was able to replace them much faster than the Japanese. If ever there is a sea battle in the 1st and 2nd island chains, the US will most likely lose. China continues to improve its military capabilities and likewise the US. But the difference is that China's military spendings are more focused on R & D whereas most of US military spendings are mainly on overheads in maintaining her hundreds of bases all over the world and wars. That's why inspite of the US spending 700b on defence and Russia only 97b, Russian is still a foe to be reckoned with.

  • I think this radar system and missile guidance system will all be jammed by either the Russians or Chinese. They have gotten to know us all to well, way more than they ever have,,,they know our stuff. Anyone else feel that way?

  • This is no big deal any ship can sail in international waters, it would be no different if a Chinese vessel sailed in the Gulf of Mexico US would do nothing.

  • A strike group is just beyound what china or russia can deal with ticoronga 122 missiles arley burke 90 missiles sm3 block1 and 2 A sm3 1 and 2 block b sm 6 250 nautical miles range anti aircraft and anti missile or anti ship versions sm2 100 nautical miles range sm1 50 nautical miles range seasparrow missiles 30 nautical miles range to protect the sky from aicraft ballistic missiles and ships tomahawk missile anti ship version anti surfice version agm 158 cruise missile nsm cruise missile.

  • Ohio class have 14 icbm missiles submaribes with 24 trident missiles per sub and 4 ohio cruise missiles submarine with 154 missiles like tomahawk missiles 2500 kms range anti surfice tomahawk missile 900 kms anti ship versions agm 158 cruise missile nsm cruise missile and mark 48 mark 46 and mark 50 torpedos plus anti ship supersonic missiles long range and short range

  • A strike group with a ticoronga an arley burke destroyers a virginia a los angeles subs a nimitz class and wasp class lhd carriers an ohio trident sub a ohio tomahawk sub plus lpd ship lcs ship a radar ship a tanker ship a p8 aircraft and p 3 aircraft plus c130 air tanker global hawk navy version mq 25 drone tanker multirole with a group like this china couldnt do a thing about it .

  • The difference between US freedom of navigations and Chinese, Russian, and Iranian transgressions is that we aren't afraid of leaving our naval and aircraft transponders in the O-N position.

  • I thought the Chinese has parity with it's green water Navy and in short order will have a larger Navy than the US soon enough, sans the aircraft carriers, which the Chinese can already sink with anti-ship ballistic missiles and "regular" anti-ship missiles both supersonic and hypersonic.
    If the SARS doesn't severely damage China, the US is toast.

  • I’m sure US military didn’t dare to mess with China navy…because China build islands in the SCS while US navy waved hello as they float by for 10 years.

  • By international law you cant oppose the movement of foreign ships that are sailing out of your own 12 maritime miles, Homer. All this posturing is about waters or territory that have different claims for sovereignity. China claims Taiwan is a breakaway province that should return to it while Taiwan claims it is a soveregin independent country so it has her own sovereign waters.

  • Mighty USA is so scared of Iran … Iran slap USA so hard.. where is your stealth jet ? Why not stoping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons …

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