China sends 37 military aircraft toward Taiwan ahead of defensive drills

SpaceWar.com reports: “China sent 37 of military aircraft toward Taiwan on Friday and Saturday ahead of planned defensive military exercises by Taiwan’s military, according to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry.

The Taiwanese military said 22 aircraft entered Taiwan’s self-declared air defense identification zone. The aircraft included H-6 bombers and J-16 and J-10 fighter aircraft, according to Ministry of Defense.

In addition, the Defense Ministry said seven Chinese ships participated in joint patrols with military aircraft.

Taiwan conducts yearly defensive drills that simulate an invasion from mainland China and has ramped up the civilian aspect of the drill this year…”

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