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Dramatic Show of Force: US Marines Take Down Chinese Helicopter with a Single AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile in South China Sea

In a latest incident further escalating tensions in the South China Sea, a Chinese military helicopter was shot down by US Marine jets on an undisclosed date near the contested region.

The incident marks yet another flashpoint in the ongoing territorial disputes between China and neighboring countries, with the United States stepping in to support its allies in the region.

An F-22 Raptor out of Langley Air Force base took the helicopter down with a single AIM-9X sidewinder missile at 2.38pm, separating its surveillance payload and sending it plummeting towards the south china sea.