Press Release from the Ministry of National Defense
Date and Time: October 26, 2023, at 10:00
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has reported that, since this morning, the 26th, various types of CCP aircraft, including H-6, KJ-500, J-10, J-11, J-16, JH-7, Y-8, Y-9, and other UAVs, have been successively detected engaging in sea-faring activities. Notably, 15 of these sorties crossed the median line and its extension into the northern, central, and southwestern airspace of Taiwan, engaging in joint combat readiness and patrols with CCP warships. In response to this, the Armed Forces have implemented joint intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance measures, to closely monitor the situation. Mission aircraft, ships, and shore-based missile systems have been deployed to appropriately address and handle the ongoing activities.