US E-8C surveillance aircraft were among those spotted over the South China Sea in August. Photo: Handout
US E-8C surveillance aircraft were among those spotted over the South China Sea in August. Photo: Handout

Fewer US spy planes spotted over South China Sea during PLA’s Taiwan drills: think tank

  • Beijing-based group says US sorties in the area were down by a third in August
  • ‘US aircraft made five sorties to the north and east of the island’ while the exercises were under way

US E-8C surveillance aircraft were among those spotted over the South China Sea in August. Photo: Handout
US E-8C surveillance aircraft were among those spotted over the South China Sea in August. Photo: Handout
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