Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ twice in one day

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

Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) twice on Wednesday (October 28), marking the 26th and 27th times People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) planes have intruded into the zone since September 16.

According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), a Shaanxi Y-9 electronic warfare plane flew into the southwest portion of the ADIZ on Wednesday morning, while a Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft intruded into the same area in the evening. In both instances, Taiwan scrambled fighter jets, broadcast radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to track the Chinese planes.

China’s latest string of intrusions into Taiwanese airspace began on September 16 when two Y-8s crossed into the southwest section of the identification zone. On September 18, Beijing sent 18 warplanes including H-6 bombers and J-10, J-11, and J-16 fighter planes split into five groups to carry out sorties in the Taiwan Strait to the northwest of Taiwan and in the southwest corner of its ADIZ, with some crossing the median line in the strait.

The following day, an additional 19 aircraft, including bombers, fighter jets, and patrol planes, flew six different paths between an area northwest of Taiwan and the southwest region of the ADIZ, with some planes again crossing the strait’s median line. One to three Chinese aircraft also violated the ADIZ 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, 26, and 27.

On October 22, a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle also flew into the southwest corner of the ADIZ, according to Chiu Shu-hua, MND deputy chief of staff.


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