Recently, China has brought a record number of aircraft close to the island of Taiwan, including the appearance of many modern fighters that Beijing has in hand.
According to the information posted by Taiwan’s Defense Agency on October 1, the Chinese side used a record number of aircraft to approach the island overnight. Taiwan says a total of 39 Chinese military jets flew into its air defence zone on Saturday – the largest incursion by Beijing to date. The defence ministry said the planes entered the area in two waves, during the day and during the evening. It comes after 38 planes, including nuclear-capable bombers, entered the zone on Friday.
Among these, there are also the latest and most modern aircraft of the Chinese Air Force. The appearance of an unusually large number of aircraft has caused concern among observers.
It should be added, this is the second time in the same day that a large number of Chinese fighter aircraft approached the island of Taiwan.
one of the types of Chinese fighter aircraft that appeared in both waves near the island of Taiwan, was the J-16 fighter . This is considered one of the most modern and new fighter versions in the service of the Chinese Air Force, which was launched in 2015. Experts estimate that by the beginning of 2021, at least 150 J-16 fighters have been put into service by the Chinese Air Force.