An H-6K bomber flies in formation with two J-11 fighter jets. PLA warplanes, including H-6Ks, have made frequent sorties into Taiwan’s  air defence zone in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
An H-6K bomber flies in formation with two J-11 fighter jets. PLA warplanes, including H-6Ks, have made frequent sorties into Taiwan’s air defence zone in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
Taiwan

Strategic bombers, aerial tankers part of ‘regular’ patrols near Taiwan, PLA says

  • Long-range H-6Ks have carried out ‘countless’ operations near the island in recent years, air force spokesman says
  • He made the remarks as two American warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday in ‘routine’ transit

An H-6K bomber flies in formation with two J-11 fighter jets. PLA warplanes, including H-6Ks, have made frequent sorties into Taiwan’s  air defence zone in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
An H-6K bomber flies in formation with two J-11 fighter jets. PLA warplanes, including H-6Ks, have made frequent sorties into Taiwan’s air defence zone in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
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