Beijing sends bombers, fighter jets on combat patrols over contested S. China Sea

Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Paul Martin

RT.com
6 Aug, 2016

China has said it carried out a combat air patrol over contested islands in the South China Sea. In a separate incident, roughly 230 Chinese fishing vessels and Coast Guard ships were spotted near East China Sea islets, triggering an angry response from Japan.
Several Chinese aircraft, including H-6K long-range bombers and Su-30 fighter jets, went on patrol over two contested islands in the South China Sea, Senior Colonel Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the Air Force said on Saturday, according to the Xinhua news agency.

The warplanes were escorted by Airborne Early Warning Aircraft (AWACS) and flying tankers, which were part of “actual combat training to improve the Air Force’s response to security threats,” the Air Force said.

The patrols included “air defense early warning maneuvers, air combat and island patrolling, in a complicated electromagnetic environment,” the Xinhua report said without elaborating on when the mission took place.

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