Very unusual! US reconnaissance plane is exposed to fly over Northern Taiwan

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 Very unusual! US reconnaissance plane is exposed to fly over Northern Taiwan


According to the theater column on the U.S. thedrive website on October 22, the US Air Force confirmed that an rc-135w joint rivet reconnaissance plane carried out a extremely unusual flight over Northern Taiwan earlier this week, which was part of its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.

US Air Force rc-135w electronic reconnaissance aircraft

What I can confirm is that an rc-135w reconnaissance plane did fly over Northern Taiwan yesterday (October 20) as part of its regular mission, a public affairs official of the US Pacific Air Force said in a statement on October 21, according to the report For operational security reasons, I cant provide more details about this mission.

Earlier in the day, some aircraft tracking platforms first noticed the activities of the rc-135w reconnaissance plane. Although the tracking data are limited, it shows that the plane once flew directly over Taipei. The aircraft tracking platform also showed that the code of the rc-135w reconnaissance aircraft was 62-4134. On October 19, the reconnaissance plane was also found to cross the bus channel with the US Navys ep-3e electronic reconnaissance plane.

The report also mentioned that although it is unusual for us reconnaissance planes to fly over Taiwan, this is not the first time that a US military plane has flown directly over Taiwan this year. In August, data from the aircraft tracking platform showed that a US Navy ep-3e reconnaissance plane had flown over Taipei in a similar route. In June this year, a US Navy C-40 aircraft also flew over Taiwan.

South China Sea strategic situation awareness program platform released the trajectory map of suspected US ep-3e reconnaissance plane flying over Taiwan on August 14

Before the US military officials admitted that the US reconnaissance plane flew over the northern part of Taiwan, the Taiwan authorities denied the news, saying that this is false information, not true.

Taiwan Pro Green media reported on October 21 citing twitter golf9 tracking the navigation dynamics, saying that the rc-135w reconnaissance aircraft of the United States was suspected to fly over Taipei that morning, and the aviation observation account Tokyo radar also issued the same information, indicating that rc-135w was tracking over Taiwan, and the account will continue to track the dynamic and confirm whether the information is correct. In response, the free times also asked, true false?

Flight path of suspected US rc-135w reconnaissance plane over Northern Taiwan released by aircraft tracking platform

At noon, Taiwans Air Force Command issued a press release to refute the news, saying, this is false information, not fact. At the same time, the press release stressed that the Taiwan air force can closely grasp and properly respond to the situation of the sea and airspace around the Taiwan Strait by means of joint intelligence and reconnaissance.

Song Zhongping, a mainland military expert, once said on the incident on the 21st: if the US military plane really flies over Taiwans airspace, it will be a provocation to both sides of the Strait and lead to further deterioration of cross-strait relations. Therefore, the Taiwan army should give the people on the island a reassurance. On the one hand, it should show that the United States, as an ally, has not made provocative acts, and on the other hand, it should also show that the air defense system and early warning system of the Taiwan army have good monitoring capability.

Song Zhongping believes that Taiwan is very close to mainland China. If the US military planes fly over Taiwan, the Chinese mainland will know the details, and Taiwan authorities do not need to make explanations. If US aircraft, whether military or civil, fly over Taiwans airspace without notification, it will be a violation of Chinas airspace, and the mainland will certainly issue a strong warning and implement certain countermeasures.

As for the flight behavior of US military aircraft in Taiwan airspace, foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying once said that the US sides move seriously violates international law and the basic norms of international relations. China firmly opposes and strongly condemns this. China urges the US side to abide by the one China principle and the provisions of the three Sino US joint communiques and immediately stop such illegal and provocative acts. China will take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.

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