Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Taiwan has detected seven Chinese military aircraft, five naval ships near its waters




Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense (MND) said it operated seven Chinese military aircraft and five naval ships around Taiwan between 6 a.m. Saturday (local time) and 6 a.m. Sunday (local time).

According to Taiwan’s MND, one of the seven Chinese military aircraft crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait and entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ).

According to Taiwan’s MND statement, in response to the Chinese action, Taiwan’s armed forces monitored the situation and deployed combat patrol aircraft, naval ships and coastal missile systems.

In a post on Twitter, Taiwan’s MND said, “7 PLA aircraft and 5 PLAN ships operating around Taiwan were detected as of 6am today (UTC+8). 1 of the aircraft crossed the center line of the Taiwan Strait and entered the SW ADIZ of Taiwan. #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded accordingly.”

On Saturday, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said nine Chinese military aircraft and five naval ships were detected operating over the country from 6 a.m. Friday (local time) to 6 a.m. Saturday (local time).

Following China’s action, Taiwan monitored the situation and deployed combat patrol aircraft, naval ships and coastal missile systems, according to Taiwan’s MND statement.

Taking the X, Taiwan’s MND posted, “As of 6am today (UTC+8), 9 PLA aircraft and 5 PLAN ships operating around Taiwan were detected. #ROCArmedForces have monitored the situation and responded accordingly.”

Taiwan News reported on Saturday that so far in May, Taiwan has detected Chinese military aircraft 39 times and naval ships 21 times. Since September 2020, China has intensified the use of “grey zone tactics” by operating more military aircraft and naval ships near Taiwan.

According to CSIS, gray zone strategy is defined as “a series of efforts or efforts beyond steady-state deterrence and reassurance that attempt to achieve one’s security objectives without resorting to the direct and substantial use of force.” Does.”



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