US Navy Triton spotted prowling over Taiwan’s ADIZ

US Navy surveillance drone spotted flying just off the southern tip of Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/09
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

MQ-4C Triton. (Northrup Grumman image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy (USN) surveillance drone was detected on Wednesday (Dec. 9) by aircraft spotters flying just off the coast of southern Taiwan, well within its air defense identification zone (ADIZ).

At 3:28 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, the Beijing-based South China Sea (SCS) Probing Initiative posted a tweet claiming that a USN Northrup Grumman MQ-4C Triton was operating over the South China sea on that day. Aircraft spotter Jort Enthusiast at 3:30 p.m. announced on Twitter that a USN MQ-4C with the Mode-S hex code AE5C76 was flying just south of Taiwan and "high above the South China Sea."    [FULL  STORY]

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