The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed on May 5 that six Chinese military planes intruded Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ). This marks the third day of intrusions this month.
According to Taiwan News, the six aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) include one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft, one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare plane, one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane, one Ka-28 anti-submarine warfare helicopter, and two Xian H-6 bombers.
These aircraft entered Taiwan in the southwest and southeast corners of Taiwan’s identification zone.
In the face of the Chinese military’s move, Taiwan responded by sending aircraft, issuing radio warnings, and deploying air defense missile systems to track down its activities.
China has dispatched ten military aircraft into Taiwan’s identification zone so far this month.