Source: South China Morning Post | Editor: Prihastomo Wahyu Widodo
KONTAN.CO.ID – BEIJING. An interesting incident occurred on Tuesday (17/11), to be precise when China was conducting military exercises in the South China Sea area. Suddenly, two bombers belonging to the US were detected approaching Chinese territory.
America The union apparently peeked at the series of massive Chinese military exercises by sending bomber planes. Two US bombers were detected entering the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) of the giant wall.
Quoted South China Morning Post from a flight tracker Aircraft SpotsTwo US Air Force B1-B Lancer bombers left Andersen Base in Guam on Tuesday morning and entered China’s ADIZ over the East China Sea.
The B1-B Lancer bomber is the largest payload bomber in the US Air Force today. The two planes seen this time were thought to be units that had previously been on reconnaissance missions around Chinese territory.
China considers the use of super-large bombers for reconnaissance missions as a form of challenge that is quite open from the US.
Aircraft Spots reported that the two US bombers flew very close to the northeast side of ADIZ Taiwan, and they would enter the zone if they continued on the same route.
Under international security rules, aircraft flying over the zone must notify the relevant authorities prior to arrival. Unfortunately, the US and Japan do not currently recognize China’s claims to the region.
China holds major military exercises in the South China Sea
PLA Daily on Monday (16/11) reported that a series of military exercises will be held in the sea area in the West of the Leizhou Peninsula from Tuesday to November 30. Another exercise will take place in Honghai Bay on Tuesday.
The existence of this military exercise was also evidenced by the announcement of two navigation restrictions issued by the Maritime Safety Administration of South China’s Guangdong Province on the same day.
Sumber : South China Morning Post
Editor: Prihastomo Wahyu Widodo
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