Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense announced that two of China’s fighter jets intruded into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on April 26. The Shenyang J-16 fighters entered the southwest corner of the identification zone.
This marks the 19th day of intrusions in April alone.
In response to the Chinese military’s move, Taiwan sent aircraft, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to monitor the activity.
According to Taiwan News, Taiwan has tracked 63 Chinese military aircraft in Taiwan’s identification zone so far this month.
Since September 2020, China has intensified its use of gray zone tactics by regularly sending aircraft into Taiwan’s identification zone. Notably, the majority of incidents often occur in the southwest corner.