Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) tracked 46 Chinese military aircraft and four naval vessels around the country, including 21 warplanes that intruded on Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Nov. 6).
As of 5 p.m., the MND said 46 People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) military aircraft and four People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels had been tracked around Taiwan. Of the aircraft, 21 were tracked in the ADIZ.
The aircraft tracked in the ADIZ included: eight Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, four Shenyang J-11 fighter jets, two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, one JH-7 fighter-bomber, two Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planes, one Shaanxi KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft, one Guizhou BZK-007 reconnaissance drone, one CASC Rainbow CH-4 reconnaissance drone, and one Guizhou WZ-7 Soaring Dragon reconnaissance drone. All these aircraft crossed the median line, with the exception of the two Y-8 ASW’s, the KJ-500, and the WZ-7.
The MND said that it responded by scrambling combat patrol aircraft, issuing radio warnings, and deploying air defense missile systems.