China’s older model J-7 fighters were among the seven warplanes in the PLA’s latest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Photo: Handout China’s older model J-7 fighters were among the seven warplanes in the PLA’s latest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Photo: Handout
China’s older model J-7 fighters were among the seven warplanes in the PLA’s latest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Photo: Handout

PLA warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone 2 days after record sortie

  • Jets were scrambled, radio warnings issued and air defence missile systems deployed on the island in response
  • Latest fly-by includes four old model J-7 fighters along with modern jets, suggesting an interoperability test, observers say

Topic |   China's military weapons
China’s older model J-7 fighters were among the seven warplanes in the PLA’s latest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Photo: Handout China’s older model J-7 fighters were among the seven warplanes in the PLA’s latest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Photo: Handout
China’s older model J-7 fighters were among the seven warplanes in the PLA’s latest sortie into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Photo: Handout
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