Eight Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Nov. 2, Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense announced.
According to the MND, the PLA aircraft included two J-16 fighter jets, two J-10 fighters, two Su-30 fighters, one Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft and one Y-8 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. Following the transgression, Taiwan’s Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) scrambled fighter jets, and activated air defense missile system to monitor the activities of the intruding aircraft.
Eight PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW*1, Y-8 RECCE*1, SU-30*2, J-16*2, and J-10*2) entered #Taiwan’s southwest ADIZ on Nov. 2, the flight paths as illustrated. #ROCAF deployed patrolling aircraft and air defense missile systems to monitor the activities. #Guard and #Protectourcountry. pic.twitter.com/BswbPWDgWO
— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) November 2, 2020
According to the MND, the incident on Monday marked the 32nd time PLAAF jets have violated Taiwan’s ADIZ since Sept. 16. This also marked the third largest number of aircraft to enter Taiwan’s ADIZ since then.