Chinese Drills Around Taiwan ‘Cut Off’ its Early Warning Islands; Taipei Aims HF-3 Missiles at PLA Navy | Aviation

The map of the latest exercises released by China’s Eastern Theater Command. (Image source: Weibo/Telegram/X)

China considers the islands of great strategic value, connecting Taiwan via sea and air links, as early warning features that can alert Taipei of advancing forces.

Reminiscent of the angry and unprecedented, first-of-their-kind live-fire drills around Taiwan in August 2022 following the visit of former US Speaker Nancy Pelosi, China commenced simultaneous massive drills at six locations around the island.

Chinese observers quoted in Global Times have identified the exercises by their code name, Joint Sword-2024A. Chinese officials have officially blamed new President Lai Ching-te for “provoking” the drills by his “secessionist” speech on May 20, 2024.

The latest exercises by the ETC (Eastern Theater Command), for the first time encompass the Taiwan-controlled islands of Dongyin, Matsu, Wuqiu and Kinmen.

Taiwan too dispatched fighters, warships and anti-ship missiles to observe and deter the Chinese maneuvers.

A notable feature was the deployment of what observers claimed was the HF-3 (Hsiung Feng-III) supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCIST).

“WATCH: Dozens of warplanes, multiple destroyers and frigates of the PLA Eastern Theater Command are encircling the island of Taiwan…”

Source theaviationist.com

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