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852 - Type 815 (Dongdiao) Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI)
« on: January 27, 2019, 12:34:39 PM »
Chinese Navy spy ship rattles Talisman Sabre war games off Queensland coast
Exclusive by Defence reporter Andrew Greene
Updated 22 Jul 2017, 2:23am

A high-tech Chinese spy ship has been spotted off the Queensland coast monitoring joint military exercises between Australia and the United States, in what Defence officials have described as an "unfriendly" and "provocative" act.

The ABC can reveal the Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel from the People's Liberation Army was sighted by the Defence Force in international waters during this month's Talisman Sabre war games.

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The Type 815 Dongdiao-class AGI vessel is fitted with advanced communications systems designed to eavesdrop on other militaries.

In a statement to the ABC, Defence confirmed the spy ship had "been operating off the north-east coast of Australia" during the joint military exercises.

"The Chinese vessel has remained outside Australian territorial waters but inside the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone in the Coral Sea," the department said.

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PHOTO: The vessel is fitted with communications systems designed to eavesdrop on other militaries. (ABC News)