Chinese military plane again crosses into Taiwan’s ADIZ

29-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (October 27) in the 25th such incident since September 16.

A single People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare plane intruded into the southwest section of the ADIZ, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND). Taiwan dispatched fighters, broadcast radio warnings, and deployed air defense missiles to track the Y-8.

China has continued its incursions into Taiwan’s ADIZ for the last month and a half, beginning on September 16 when two Y-8s penetrated the southwest portion of the identification zone. Two days later, China sent 18 warplanes including H-6 bombers and J-10, J-11, and J-16 fighter planes split into five groups to conduct sorties in the Taiwan Strait to the northwest of Taiwan and in the southwest corner of its ADIZ, with some crossing the strait’s median line.

On September 19, another 19 aircraft, including bombers, fighter jets, and patrol planes, flew six different routes between an area northwest of Taiwan and the southwest section of the ADIZ, with some aircraft again crossing the median line. Intrusions into the zone by one to three Chinese aircraft also occurred on September 21, 22, 23, 24, and 29 and on October 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 21, 25, and 26.

On October 22, a Chinese drone also entered the southwest portion of the ADIZ, according to Chiu Shu-hua, MND deputy chief of staff.


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