A U.S. B-1B bomber was exposed to be flying to the East China Sea on August 16, approaching the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. Taiwan’s Pro Green media hyped on the 17th that the move “challenges the PLA’s bottom line.”.
according to Taiwan’s Pro Green media on August 17, when the mainland announced the actual combat drills in the Taiwan Strait and its north and south ends, the U.S. military carried out corresponding actions. A B-1B supersonic strategic bomber flew to Taiwan’s northeast airspace on the morning of 16, approaching the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone designated by the mainland. This is “challenging the PLA’s bottom line,” the report said.
flight route map of us B-1B strategic bomber and KC-135 tanker released by social media account “golf9” on August 16
according to the flight path map released by social media account “golf9”, which tracks the flight path of aircraft, the US Air Force B-1B strategic bomber with call sign rudey11 flew to the East China Sea from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam on the morning of 16, approaching air defense in the East China Sea During this period, a KC-135 air tanker with call sign pearl 21 will provide air refueling support.
media also said that according to the “South China Sea strategic situation awareness plan” platform released in August 15th, a US EP-3E electronic reconnaissance aircraft flew back and forth in the southwest airspace of Taiwan on that day, and it once closed to the mainland China coast only 50.19 nautical miles (about 92.95 kilometers).
the B-1B bomber equipped by the US air force is one of the three major US strategic bombers. Compared with the B-52 and B-2 bombers, the B-1B is characterized by its ability to break through the speed of sound and carry out supersonic penetration attack. At the same time, the aircraft can also carry combat weapons outside the standoff area to launch long-range precision attack. It is self-evident that the threat of the US military sending this offensive strategic bomber to the East China Sea is self-evident.
on August 13, the people’s Liberation Army announced that it would organize actual combat drills in the Taiwan Strait and its north and south ends. Zhang Chunhui, spokesman for the eastern theater of the Chinese people’s Liberation Army (PLA) and senior commander of the air force, said that multiple services in the eastern theater have deployed troops in multiple directions and organized continuous combat drills in the Taiwan Strait and the north and south ends to further test and enhance the joint combat capability of the multi services.
Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui said that “some big powers” have been making constant negative moves on the Taiwan issue, sending serious wrong signals to the “forces” and seriously threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait. “Taiwan is a sacred and inseparable part of China’s territory, and patrol and training activities organized by theater forces are necessary actions to be taken in response to the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and the need to safeguard national sovereignty ”。
a professional told the global times on the 13th that the PLA’s exercise covered the entire Taiwan Strait, from south to north. This means that the PLA can launch a military attack against “forces” from any direction in the Taiwan Strait when solving the Taiwan issue by force, with the intention of warning the Taiwan authorities to abandon their illusions, otherwise the exercise will become clear now The reality of the day. As for the news of the training, which was full of gunpowder, pointed to the United States without name. The source believed that it indicated that a series of recent negative trends in the United States would lead to the arrogance of the “forces”. This warning is not only a blow to “” but also a warning to the United States, reflecting the strong determination of the PLA to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
with regard to the activities of US warships and aircraft in the East China Sea, senior colonel Wu Qian, spokesman of the Ministry of defense of the mainland, once said that at present, with the joint efforts of regional countries, the situation in the East China Sea and the South China Sea is generally stable. This fully shows that the countries in the region have the wisdom, ability and means to properly handle their differences and jointly safeguard peace through direct negotiation and consultation. On the contrary, under the guise of “freedom of navigation”, the United States, as an extraterritorial country, sent military ships and planes to the East China Sea and the South China Sea for provocation, carried out high-frequency approach reconnaissance against China, and held highly targeted military exercises, which seriously endangered the sovereignty and security interests of countries in the region and seriously damaged the peace and stability of the region.