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World Taiwan Air Force Expels China Warplanes During Anti-landing Drills

11:00  16 september  2021
11:00  16 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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In separate radio intercepts, an operator identifying as Taiwan ’s Republic of China Air Force is heard expelling China ’s People’s Liberation Army aircraft, which are allegedly in violation of Taiwan ’s air defense identification zone on Sept.15, 2021.

World Taiwan China People's Liberation Army South China Sea. Taiwan said it intercepted a fleet of nine military aircraft that took off from coastal China and flew sorties near the island on Wednesday, as the Taiwanese armed forces conducted anti - landing drills as part of their largest annual exercise. The Republic of China (ROC) Air Force tasked combat air patrols and issued radio warnings to approaching People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes , which were also tracked with surface-to- air missile systems as they entered the southwest corner of its air defense identification zone (ADIZ)

a fighter jet flying through a cloudy blue sky: An U.S.-made F-16V fighter jet of the Republic of China Air Force takes off from a designated wartime runway in Jiadong, Pingtung County, Taiwan, on September 15, 2021, on day three of Taiwan's 37th annual Han Kuang military exercises. © Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency An U.S.-made F-16V fighter jet of the Republic of China Air Force takes off from a designated wartime runway in Jiadong, Pingtung County, Taiwan, on September 15, 2021, on day three of Taiwan's 37th annual Han Kuang military exercises.

Taiwan said it intercepted a fleet of nine military aircraft that took off from coastal China and flew sorties near the island on Wednesday, as the Taiwanese armed forces conducted anti-landing drills as part of their largest annual exercise.

The Republic of China (ROC) Air Force tasked combat air patrols and issued radio warnings to approaching People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes, which were also tracked with surface-to-air missile systems as they entered the southwest corner of its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), Taiwan's Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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image captionA Chinese anti -submarine military plane flying in the Taiwan Strait last September. Taiwan has reported a "large incursion" by Chinese warplanes for the second day running, a show of force that coincides with the first days of US President Joe Biden's term of office. China has carried out regular flights over the international waters between the southern part of Taiwan and the Taiwanese -controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea in recent months. But they are usually conducted by one to three reconnaissance or anti -submarine warfare aircraft, according to Taiwan .

JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. The Taiwanese military exercise envisioned a Chinese attack taking out the island's main airfields China , which claims Taiwan as part of its territory, flies fighter jets toward Taiwan on a regular basis in an effort to warn and intimidate the island’s air force . Last month, Chinese fighter jets, anti -submarine aircraft and combat ships conducted joint assault drills near Taiwan with China saying the exercise

An ADIZ—also declared by neighboring China, Japan and South Korea—is a category of airspace that extends beyond a country's territorial airspace, often used to request advanced identification of foreign civil and military aircraft.

It is not regulated under international law.

Taipei said the PLA formation included six J-16 strike fighters, one Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, one Y-8 reconnaissance variant, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft.

Taiwan's defense authority has reported ADIZ incursions 14 times this month—every day except September 2.

With three and a half months left in 2021, the near-daily "gray-zone" activities already number significantly more than last year's estimate of around 380 total ADIZ violations—once considered the most alarming escalation in the three decades since the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis of the mid-1990s.

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China and Taiwan were divided during a civil war in the 1940s, but Beijing insists the island will be reclaimed at some point, by force if necessary. Taiwan 's air force scrambled on Sunday against renewed Chinese military activity, with its defence ministry reporting that 19 aircraft including nuclear-capable bombers had flown into Taiwan 's air defence identification zone. Chinese -claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China 's air force near the self-ruled island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence zone near the Taiwan -controlled Pratas Islands.

As the ROC Army conducted live-fire anti-invasion exercises along fortified beaches and on outlying islands as part of the week-long 37th annual Han Kuang war games, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attended the inaugural use of the ROC Air Force's fifth wartime strip, converted from a section of highway in Jiadong, Pingtung County, and to be used in the event that all other civilian and military runways are destroyed during a Chinese attack.

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TAIWAN has staged anti -invasion drills amid fears China will launch an attack at any moment. It comes after China flew 19 nuke bombers and fighter jets into Taiwan air space, sparking World War Three fears. China regards Taiwan as part of its territory and has long threatened to use force to bring it under its In August China sent 11 warplanes into Taiwan 's airspace during war games

Taiwan has launched snap air force drills , after a large-scale flyby of Chinese aircraft over the weekend. The island has stated that it is ready to protect its territory from any potential hostile move by mainland China . “We are ready,” Colonel Lee Ching-shi told reporters invited to tour the base amid the drills . “We will not give up one inch of our territory.” The drills come after Taiwan ’s Defense Ministry reported that 13 Chinese warplanes crossed into its southwest air defense identification zone on Saturday.

Tsai watched as a domestically manufactured IDF fighter jet, an American-made F-16V, a French-built Mirage 2000 and an E-2K early warning aircraft—also bought from the U.S.—successfully landed on the emergency runway.

The PLA aircraft sorties near Taiwan are thought to have happened around midday, when civilian air traffic monitors in Taiwan intercepted six ROC Air Force broadcasts directed at Chinese military aircraft between 11:14 a.m. and 2:01 p.m. local time.

On September 5, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said China dispatched 19 warplanes—fighter jets and nuclear-capable bombers—into the island's ADIZ.

It was among the largest displays of hard power by the PLA in recent months, surpassed only by a record fleet of 28 warplanes that buzzed Taiwanese air defenses in June.

a sunset over a body of water with smoke coming out of it: Republic of China Army troops conducted live-fire anti-landing drills from a beach in Wude, on Taiwan's outlying Penghu Island, on September 15, 2021, on day three of Taiwan's 37th annual Han Kuang military exercises. Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency © Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency Republic of China Army troops conducted live-fire anti-landing drills from a beach in Wude, on Taiwan's outlying Penghu Island, on September 15, 2021, on day three of Taiwan's 37th annual Han Kuang military exercises. Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: Republic of China Army troops conducted live-fire anti-landing drills from a beach in Wude, on Taiwan's outlying Penghu Island, on September 15, 2021, on day three of Taiwan's 37th annual Han Kuang military exercises. Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency © Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency Republic of China Army troops conducted live-fire anti-landing drills from a beach in Wude, on Taiwan's outlying Penghu Island, on September 15, 2021, on day three of Taiwan's 37th annual Han Kuang military exercises. Taiwan Ministry of National Defense / Military News Agency

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China Fighters and Bombers Return to Skies Around Taiwan: Defense Ministry .
The military maneuvers—likely an effort at political signaling by Beijing—come after Taiwan officially applied to join the CPTPP trade pact on Wednesday.The latest incursions by People's Liberation Army aircraft bring the total warplane sorties to 502 this year, according to publicly available data released by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense. The country's defense officials estimated there were around 380 ADIZ violations in 2020.

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