24th May 2022 – (Taipei) A single Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (May 23), marking the 17th day of intrusions this month.
One People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane entered the southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, according to the Ministry of National Defence (MND). In response, Taiwan sent aircraft, broadcast radio warnings, and deployed air defence missile systems to monitor the PLAAF plane.
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 70 military aircraft into Taiwan’s identification zone, including 30 fighter jets, 21 spotter planes, 10 bombers, and nine helicopters.