Eleven Chinese Military Planes This Month Violated Taiwan's ADIZ
TAIWAN - Chinese military aircraft have entered Taiwan's ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone) for the 11th time this month. According to the Taiwan Defense Ministry, a (PLAAF) or PLA Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane entered the southwestern part of Taiwan on Thursday.
Taiwan responded by sending military aircraft and broadcast radio warnings as well as deployed air defense missile systems and tracked the Chinese Y-8 aircraft.
China has been increasingly sending military aircraft into Taiwan's airspace in what is thought to be both testing as well as wearing down the Taiwan military's response time in preparation for a future invasion by Chinese forces.
China has violated Taiwan's air defense identification zone 11 times this month, including July 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd.
So far this month only slow flying Chinese turboprops have been entering Taiwan's ADIZ which includes EW warfare (Electronic warfare) planes, anti-submarine warfare and reconnaissance aircraft.
So far the largest incursion into Taiwan airspace by the Chinese involved 28 military aircraft on June 15th, 2021 which included four H-6 nuclear capable bombers.