Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ on eve of national day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/09/2020
By: Chen Yun-yu and Emerson Lim

A Shaanxi Y-9 transport plane. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Two Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Friday, a day before the country marks its Double Ten National Day.

The Double Ten National Day refers to Oct. 10, the national day of the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan's formal name.

According to information released by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on its website, the Chinese planes involved in the incident were one Shaanxi Y-8 transport plane and one Shaanxi Y-9 transport plane.

Based on the photos provided by the MND, the models of the Chinese aircraft were an electronic signals intelligence variant of the Y-8 and an electronic warfare variant of the Y-9.

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