Taiwan military aware of B-52 Stratofortress flight, from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Up Media reported the flight by citing a tweet from Aircraft Spots. The U.S. Air Force's legendary B-52 Stratofortress was said to have taken off from Guam, before proceeding to fly over the East China Sea near Taiwan and China, within the Taipei FIR zone, before returning to Andersen base.
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Saturday (Feb. 1) responded to media queries about the flight by saying it was fully aware of all activity within its airspace and territorial waters.
On Dec. 4, two B-52Hs flew near the Taipei FIR and the trip was revealed by the military's air movement monitor Twitter account. The U.S. Air Force is believed to have deployed at least six B-52 bombers, which have a range of over 14,000 kilometers, in Guam. [FULL STORY]