4 US spy planes spotted prowling south of Taiwan

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

4 US reconnaissance aircraft seen lurking south, southwest of Taiwan

Aircraft spotting sites noticed at least four US spy planes and one refuelling aircraft flying to the south and southwest of Taiwan on Monday (June 29).

At 8:32 a.m. on Monday morning, aircraft spotting Twitter account Callsign: CANUK78 spotted a US Navy Lockheed EP-3E ARIES II electronic warfare and reconnaissance aircraft flying over the Bashi Channel just off the southern coast of Taiwan bound for the South China Sea, Eluanbi. At 8:53 a.m. aircraft spotting Twitter account Golf9 spotted a Boeing RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft taking off from Kadena Air Force base in Japan and passing over the Bashi Channel on its way to the South China Sea.

One hour later, at 9:52 p.m., Callsign: CANUK78 sighted a US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft also flying over the Bashi Channel on its way to the South China Sea. Nearly one hour after that, at 10:43 a.m., Golf9 reported a Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker refuelling jet flying over the South China Sea, just to the southwest of Taiwan.

At 11:27 a.m., Callsign: CANUK78 spotted an RC-135 with a different registration number than the one spotted earlier by Golf9 circling over the South China Sea just to the southwest of Taiwan, a site where Chinese fighters and bombers have been known to frequent in recent weeks.



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