he Taiwanese Ministry of Defense This Sunday denounced that others 24 combat aircraft of the Chinese regimeaccompanied by four ships, made a new approach to it aerospace And that dozens of fighters crossed safety line.
Taiwanese forces, as on previous occasions, kept a close eye on the maneuver that took place from the southwest and southeast of the island, and tasked CAP planesand naval vessels and land-based missile systems to respond to these activities, the Defense Portfolio posted on its Twitter account.
The ministry explained that the aircraft sent by Xi Jinping, which began the incursions from 2:00 pm local time. He explained that it was among the 24 planes that entered the southwest of the republic air identification area (ADIZ) for the island, incl J-10 and J-11 fighters, H-6 bombers and jets Airborne early warning and control system.
The raids came weeks later United States, the Philippines and Japan Completing the first joint coast guard exercises in the turbulent South China Sea, which is claimed almost entirely by Beijing.
Analysts say the increased Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s defense zone are part of a broader tactic “gray area” that keeps the island under pressure.
increase in number fighter jets The Chinese army’s naval maneuvers around Taiwan usually coincide with it Taipei’s diplomatic obligations with other countries.
China is critical of any diplomatic move that appears to treat Taiwan as a sovereign state and has reacted strongly to any joint military exercises around the island or visits by Western politicians.
The new escalation of tensions in the region began with a trip to the island of the then Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy PelosiIn August last year. The situation worsened after the visit of the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wento the North American country, where he met several members of the US Congress despite warnings from Beijing.
Taiwan has had an independent government since 1949, but China considers the area under its sovereignty. The Chinese government’s basic policy towards Taiwan has so far been a policy of peaceful reunification under the principle of “one country, two systems”.
the The US, Taiwanese and Japanese forces will share real-time data from the drones Survey to enhance coordination financial timesaccording to people familiar with the project.
By the end of Trump’s presidency, the United States has announced more than $5 billion In arms sales to Taiwan, incl Four drones worth $600 millionAimed at strengthening the island’s capabilities and discouraging Chinese invasion.
The newspaper indicated that Washington will allow this These aircraft will be integrated into the system that will be used by US forces in the region and the Japan Self-Defense Force..
The report added that this would allow the United States and its partners Simultaneously monitor all the information collected by the drones.
The Financial Times has detailed that US defense contractor General Atomics plans to deliver four drones to Taipei. MQ-9B Sea Guardian From 2025, it has the ability to detect, track, and target enemy ships and radar, making it invaluable in an eventual conflict over Taiwan, where Chinese warships and submarines would operate in close proximity.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)
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