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China sends 13 military planes into Taiwan’s ADIZ

Three aircraft entered the less-visited southeastern sector of the ADIZ

China's J-10 fighter jet. 

China's J-10 fighter jet.  (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China sent 13 military aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Friday (Dec. 10), according to the Ministry of National Defense

On Friday, China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) sent six J-16 fighter jets, two J-10 jets, two H-6 bombers, a Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane, a Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control plane into the ADIZ.

The bombers and the electronic warfare plane appeared southeast of Taiwan’s main island, while the other aircraft flew into the southwest sector of the ADIZ, CNA reported. As on previous occasions, the Ministry of National Defense said the Air Force sent aircraft, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to monitor the Chinese activities.

Updated : 2022-05-22 06:46 GMT+08:00