Chinese warplanes again intrude into Taiwan's ADIZ

09/29/2020 10:01 PM
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A Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft / Photo courtesy of the MND
A Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft / Photo courtesy of the MND

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Two Chinese Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the eighth Chinese intrusion since Sept. 16, the Air Force Headquarters said that day.

The military responded by scrambling fighter jets, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing surveillance and air defense assets until the Chinese planes left the ADIZ, the Air Force said.

The maneuvers by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were also published on Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) website that day.

According to the ministry, the seven previous incursions carried out by the PLA included an array of warplanes ranging from the Shenyang J-16 and J-11 to the Chengdu J-10 fighter jets.

(By Matt Yu and Ko Lin)

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