Russian, Chinese warplanes briefly enter South Korean air defence zone

SpaceWar.com reports: “South Korea scrambled fighters on Friday as Russian and Chinese warplanes on a joint exercise briefly entered its air defence identification zone, military chiefs in Seoul said.

However, ‘there was no invasion of airspace’, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

‘Our military received a reply from the Chinese side that it was… normal training through the South Korea-China direct communication network.’

The JCS said it had evaluated the situation to be a Russia-China joint exercise, and that the aircraft flew inside the zone for around 10 minutes.

South Korea dispatched F-15 and F-16 fighters along with an aerial refuelling tanker as a ‘normal tactical measure’ as the Russian and Chinese planes approached the zone, the JCS added…”

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