Taiwan reports second largest Chinese military aircraft incursion

The Ministry of National Defense (DND) on Sunday reported the second-largest incursion of Chinese military aircraft into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in history. According to the MND, 39 Chinese military aircraft intruded into Taiwan’s ADIZ, Taiwan News reported.

At 10:45 p.m. Sunday night, the Ministry of National Defense reported that 39 People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) planes had violated Taiwan’s ADIZ. The aircraft included 24 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, 10 Chengdu J-10 fighters, one Xi’an H-6 bomber, two Shaanxi Y-9 (Y-9 EW) electronic warfare aircraft and two electronic intelligence aircraft Shaanxi Y-8. spotter aircraft (Y-8 ELINT), Taiwan News reported.

The MND said it responded by jamming combat patrol aircraft, issuing radio warnings and deploying air defense missile systems. The 39 PLAAF military aircraft were spotted on Sunday, matching the 39 detected on October 2, 2021, the second highest number recorded in one day. The all-time record for the most Chinese military aircraft breaching Taiwan’s ADIZ was set on Oct. 4, 2021 with 56 PLAAF aircraft, Taiwan News reported. (ANI)

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