Taiwan’s air force has once again scrambled fighter jets to repel a largescale Chinese military aircraft incursion of the island’s defense zone.
Though this has become a near weekly occurrence at this point, Sunday’s Chinese incursion was notably large, with 19 aircraft including nuclear capable bombers entering Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. Illustrative image: prior Chinese PLA incursion “The latest Chinese mission involved 10 J-16 and four Su-30 fighters, as well as four H-6 bombers, which can carry nuclear weapons, and an anti-submarine aircraft , Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said,” according to NBC .
The report continues of Taiwan’s response: “Taiwanese combat aircraft were dispatched to warn away the Chinese aircraft, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them, the ministry said.”
The breach reportedly happened near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Island, which is the northernmost islet of the South China Sea.While 19 Chinese aircraft is among the larger incursions, it comes just short […]
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