28th May 2022 – (Taipei) Seven Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday, according to the Ministry of National Defence.
The planes were one Sukhoi Su-30 and six J-16 fighter jets, the military’s website reported. As on most previous occasions, the aircraft intruded from the southwest sector, between Taiwan’s main island and the South China Sea. The J-16 jets flew closer to the disputed Taiwan-held island of Dongsha.
The Air Force sent jets, issued radio warnings, and deployed air defence missile systems to monitor the Chinese planes.
Saturday marked the 23rd day in May that Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aircraft intruded into Taiwan’s ADIZ, the Liberty Times reported.
Looking back to the year so far, there had been 111 days since 1st January that ADIZ incursions had been noted. The highest number of intrusions on a single day in 2022 so far occurred on 23rd January, when the military spotted 39 aircraft.