Chinese anti-submarine plane enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/16/2020
By: Emerson Lim and Matt Yu6

Photo courtesy of the MND

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) A Chinese military anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Friday morning, the 19th such maneuver since mid-September, according to Taiwan's defense ministry.

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said the Chinese plane involved in the incident was a Shaanxi Y-8 ASW from the People's Liberation Army.

Based on an MND chart showing the Y-8's flight path, it entered into the airspace between southwest Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands, also known as the Pratas Islands, in the South China Sea.

Taiwan's military responded by scrambling planes to monitor the Chinese aircraft, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing air defense systems, the MND said.    [FULL  STORY]

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