Chinese warplanes took to the skies over Taiwan and appear to have simulated an attack of a US aircraft carrier.
American Military News reports today:
Chinese warplanes appear to have simulated an attack on a U.S. aircraft carrier during Monday flights around Taiwan, multiple defense analysts told Newsweek on Tuesday.
On Monday, China sent a record number of warplanes into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), as part of an ongoing aerial campaign around the island. On the same day, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG) sailed north of the Philippines’ northernmost island of Luzon, according to publicly available ship tracking data. Luzon lies directly south of Taiwan.
Chieh Chung, a research fellow at the Association of Strategic Foresight in Taipei, Taiwan told Newsweek the Chinese warplanes likely took the opportunity to run a “simulated attack” on the U.S. aircraft carrier.
China sent 25 airplanes over Taiwan which was a record:
Taiwan has said a record number of Chinese military jets flew into its airspace on Monday.
The defence ministry said 25 aircraft including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers entered its so-called air defence identification zone (AIDZ) on Monday.
The incursion is the largest in a year and comes as the US warns against an “increasingly aggressive China”.