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Nine Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the hours following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Taiwanese air assets were scrambled in response, according to Taiwan’s defense ministry.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has sent such incursions into Taiwan’s airspace continuously over the last two years in an apparent attempt to intimidate and exhaust Taiwan’s military.
Thursday’s sortie marked the 13th incursion this month, but was well off the last large-scale incursion in late January when the Chinese communist regime sent 39 aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ.
The ADIZ is not the airspace directly over Taiwan, but in the immediately surrounding area wherein identification, location information, and government control of aircraft is required for security purposes. Taiwanese military aircraft are scrambled to respond to each such incursion.
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