July 26, 2011

PLAAF Su-27 went after U-2, Taiwan scrambled F-16s in response

(Alert 5 ) : Taiwan’s military has confirmed a report that two RoCAF F-16s were scrambled after a PLAAF Su-27 crossed the center line between Taiwan and Mainland China in late June while chasing a U-2 reconnaissance jet.

The FLANKER return to base after the Taiwanese jets were airborne. The U-2 was reportedly flying from Osan Air Base, South Korea to Kadena Air Base, Japan and a flight plan was filed with Taiwan.

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