Intellasia East Asia News – In a first, Taiwan’s missile systems track PLA fighter jets

Taiwan for the first time tracked People’s Liberation Army fighters with surface-to-air missile radars on Monday, a tactic that could become more common in the future, an observer said. The Taiwanese defence ministry said it used the systems to tail and expel the PLA J-10 and J-11 fighter jets, which crossed the “median line” of […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – 7th Chinese fighter sighted near Taiwan could be from new deployment in SCS

Chinese warplane sightings near Taiwan could be sign of South China Sea deployment or combat training For the seventh time in less than two weeks, a Chinese fighter jet approached Taiwan’s airspace on Sunday (June 21) in what could be part of a new deployment in the South China Sea (SCS) or combat training originating […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan again, stoking tensions

Chinese air force aircraft approached Taiwan on Thursday for the fifth time in 10 days, before being warned away by Taiwanese fighters, the island’s air force said, in a further ratcheting up of tensions across the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The Chinese J-10 and J-11 fighter aircraft flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defence […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan jets ‘drive away’ intruding Chinese fighter plane, third intrusion in days

Taiwan air force jets “drove away” a Chinese fighter plane that briefly entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Tuesday, the defence ministry said, reporting the third intrusion in a week. The single J-10 fighter was given radio warnings to leave before the Taiwanese air force jets ushered the intruder out of the airspace southwest […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan says Chinese fighter briefly enters defence zone

Taiwan said a Chinese fighter jet briefly entered its air defence zone on Tuesday, the third incursion in a week, prompting the island to scramble its own aircraft in response. Beijing views democratic self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if necessary. Taiwan scrambled aircraft after […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese J-10 fighter jet, two USAF refuelling aircraft fly near Taiwan

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Tuesday (June 16) morning, while two United States Air Force (USAF) KC-135 refuelling jets approached the island from the north and east, according to media reports. Despite the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chinese warplanes have continued to violate Taiwan’s airspace over the past […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – China’s fighter jets buzz Taiwan’s airspace after US C-40 reportedly flies over island

Several Chinese fighter jets flew over Taiwan’s airspace on Tuesday (June 9) following reports of a US Navy transport jet seen flying directly over Taiwan. The Ministry of National Defense said several Sukhoi-30 (Su-30) fighter jets briefly flew over the southwestern part of the nation’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), and Taiwan’s Air Force quickly […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese fighter jets briefly enter Taiwan airspace: Taipei

Chinese fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s airspace on Tuesday, forcing the island to scramble its own, Taipei said shortly after announcing plans for its largest annual live-fire military drill. The Taiwanese defence ministry said it broadcast warnings and “took active responses to dispel” multiple Chinese Su-30 fighters to the southwest of the island. “The military […]

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