39 Chinese fighter jets intrude Taiwan Defense Zone as USA focuses on Ukraine

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Biznextindia : While the entire world community including the USA focusing on the Russian movements on Ukrain, China on Sunday sent the largest incursion of fighter jets into the defense zone of Taiwan.

Taiwan responded the incursion by scrambling combat patrol aircraft, issuing radio warnings, and deploying air defense missile systems, the Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan (MND) said.

“At 10:45 p.m. on Sunday evening, the MND reported that 39 People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aircraft infringed on 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 electronic warfare aircraft (Y-9 EW), and two Shaanxi Y-8 electronic intelligence spotter planes (Y-8 ELINT). The 10 J-10s, J-16s, and H-6 flew right off the southwestern edge of the median line. The two Y-9 EWs, J-16s, and 2 Y-8 ELINTs flew in the southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, just to the northeast of the Dongsha Islands” reported Taiwan Today.

The incursion on Sunday matched the 39 detected on Oct. 2, 2021, the second-highest number recorded on one day. The all-time record for the most Chinese military aircraft seen violating Taiwan’s ADIZ in a single day was set on Oct. 4 of 2021 with 56 PLAAF planes.

 

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