Most of the US reconnaissance flights near China last month involved P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, according to the SCSPI. Photo: AFP
Most of the US reconnaissance flights near China last month involved P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, according to the SCSPI. Photo: AFP

US spy planes made record number of sorties near China last month, Beijing think tank says

  • American aircraft carried out 94 reconnaissance flights over the South China Sea near the Chinese coast in November, according to the SCSPI
  • It said a P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft flew over the Taiwan Strait on Monday and was 29km (18 miles) from the mainland’s territorial waters

Topic |   US-China relations
Most of the US reconnaissance flights near China last month involved P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, according to the SCSPI. Photo: AFP
Most of the US reconnaissance flights near China last month involved P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, according to the SCSPI. Photo: AFP
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