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At Least 49 Chinese Military Planes Entered Zone of Taiwan’s Air Defense Fri: Taipei

© Taiwan Ministry of Defense via AP

At least 49 Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s so-called air defense identification zone during an exercise on Friday, Taiwan’s military said, TASS reports. 

According to the news release, participating in the operation were 24 Su-30 fighters, ten J-16s, six J-11s and seven J-10s, as well as two radio-electronic reconnaissance aircraft Y-8. All of them are reported to have crossed the so-called median line in the Taiwan Strait.

The Taiwanese military responded by issuing radio warnings and alerting anti-aircraft missile systems.

Earlier, the island's Defense Ministry said that on Friday, a total of 68 aircraft and 13 ships of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) were seen in the areas of Beijing's ongoing exercises around Taiwan.

 


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