Hong Kong media:On the occasion of the PLA’s large-scale exercise, US bombers broke into the China National Air Identification Zone
According to a Hong Kong”South China Morning Post” report on November 17, the Chinese Navy was carrying out large-scale military exercises. The B-1B bomber entered the China National Air Identification Zone on the 17th.
According to the aircraft tracking account”Aircraft Spots” released It is reported that two US B-1B Lancer bombers took off from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam early on the 17th and entered the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. During this mission, the B-1B bomber also carried out aerial refueling.
B-1B is carrying out aerial refueling
The article stated that, unlike some fighters and reconnaissance aircraft that the US military has sent to fly close to the coast of China in the past, B-1B has powerful weapons Mounting capability is the strongest of all bombers, but this bomber is not known for performing reconnaissance missions, which also implies that the United States has issued the”most direct warning” to China.
The article also stated that the timing of the U.S. bomber flight activities coincided with the uncertainty in the country. Trump still refused to admit defeat two weeks after the presidential election.
The report mentioned that also on the 17th, an F-16 fighter jet of the Taiwan Army lost contact on the coast of Hualien during a night training mission. The Taiwanese military officials said they were investigating the matter.
The article stated that the U.S. bomber flight activities coincided with the Chinese Navy’s large-scale military exercises in the East China Sea, Bohai Sea and South China Sea. The report quoted military analysts as saying that the exercise sent a signal that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is capable of conducting joint operations in different theaters at the same time.
The report also mentioned that the State Maritime Safety Administration had previously announced the PLA’s exercise and issued a notice to warn ships that they should stay away from the southern end of the Yellow Sea to the waters near Hainan Island.