14 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ


Taiwan News

21st May 2022 – (Taipei) Fourteen Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Friday, marking the 15th day of intrusions this month.

Five People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, four Shenyang J-11 fighter jets, three Xian H-6 bombers, one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare plane, and one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft flew into the southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

In response, Taiwan sent aircraft, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defense missile systems to monitor the PLAAF planes. An ADIZ is an area that extends beyond a country’s airspace where air traffic controllers ask incoming aircraft to identify themselves.

So far this month China has sent 68 military aircraft into Taiwan’s identification zone, including 30 fighter jets, 19 spotter planes, 10 bombers, and nine helicopters.