Taiwan says Chinese military drone entered air defence zone

SpaceWar.com reports: “Taiwan said a Chinese military reconnaissance drone entered its air defence zone on Monday, the latest incursion as relations between the two neighbours remain tense.

The drone, identified by Taipei’s defence ministry as a BZK-007 vehicle, crossed into the southwest corner of the island’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) along with eight Chinese warplanes.

Taiwan’s ADIZ is much larger than its airspace and overlaps with part of China’s ADIZ and even includes some of the mainland.

China has dramatically increased incursions into Taiwan’s southwestern ADIZ over the last two years, but the use of military drones is rare.

The last time Taiwan’s military reported one was October 2020, one month after it started making data on the frequency of Chinese sorties public…”

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