fbpx
Connect with us

News

M’sia Summons Chinese Envoy After 16 Military Aircraft Identified Near Malaysian Airspace

Published

My Post 2021 06 02T110955.413 2
Source: Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS | Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) detected a suspicious flight of 16 military aircraft from the People’s Republic of China (PLAAF) approaching the national airspace as it entered the Malaysian Maritime Zone (ZMM), Kota Kinabalu FIR.

Air Force Commander (PTU) General Tan Sri Ackbal Abdul Samad said that the PLAAF flight was detected by the RMAF Air Defense Radar from the Air Defense Centre (CRC 2) in Sarawak at around 11.53am.

Based on a report by Harian Metro, he shared that the aircraft were detected to be flying in an ‘in trail tactical formation at a distance of 60 nautical miles from each other.

Plane 1

“The long formation also flew with the same patent and direction using a single entry and exit point of the passage. They were later found to have changed their direction of flight in the airspace of Beting Patinggi Ali, which is an area of interest to the country,” he said.

The planes were detected flying at an altitude of between 23,000 feet to 27,000 feet with a speed of 290 knots through Singapore FIR before entering the ZMM airspace, Kota Kinabalu FIR.

The planes then flew closer to 60 nautical miles off the coast of Sarawak, which was feared to threaten the country’s sovereignty.

Plane 3

“RMAF has prepared the Hawk 208 aircraft from Squadron No. 6, Labuan Air Base to be ready should it need to be deployed through the RMAF Suspicion Operation,”

“Surveillance via air defence radar was continued on the aircraft in addition to several attempts to direct them to contact KK FIR air traffic control,” he said.

The instructions were not followed and they were found to be crossing the Kota Kinabalu FIR border into the national airspace. RMAF then launched an interceptor aircraft at 1.33pm to perform visual identification.

“As a result of the interception that was carried out, RMAF identified the aircraft as an Ilyushin Il-76 and a Xian Y-20 aircraft,”

“These types of aircraft are strategic transport aircraft and are capable of carrying out various missions,” he added.

Plane 4 E1622605479580

According to Ackbal, the incident is a serious matter that is considered a threat to national sovereignty and aviation security based on the density of air traffic in the airways within the KK FIR.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has since shared that they will issue a diplomatic protest in regards to the incident and will summon the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.

Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Hussein took to his Facebook page to release the statement.

“Based on the report received from RMAF, the Ministry will issue a diplomatic note of protest against the intrusions of the Government of the People’s Republic of China,”

“The Ministry will also summon the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Malaysia to provide an explanation regarding this breach of Malaysian airspace and sovereignty by the 16 PLAAF aircraft,” he shared.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.

 

Also read: Israeli ‘Intelligence’ Prototype Plane Reportedly Enters M’sian Airspace Before Landing In Singapore, Raising Questions

My Post 2021 05 26T121421.715


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

7 003 7 003
News8 hours ago

UPDATE: At Least 174 Killed in Crowd Stampede After Violence At Football Match in Indonesia

Violence broke out at an Arema and Persebaya Surabaya League 1 football match at a stadium in East Java, claiming...

Blood 1 Blood 1
News10 hours ago

Digital Blood Donor Card Now Available On MySejahtera & Can Be Added To Apple Health

According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the digital blood donor card is now available on the MySejahtera application. In his...

Ft Claw Ft Claw
News10 hours ago

Indonesia Declares That Claw Machines Are Haram as it is The Same as Gambling

What appears to be a simple game to play where you test your luck in hopes of winning a prize...

1 003 1 003
News1 day ago

UMNO Leaders Want Dissolution Of Parliament, No Matter What!

UMNO leaders have confirmed that they want the dissolution of Parliament to take place this year, but whether or not...

2 007 2 007
News1 day ago

Zahid Says Flood Concerns Are A ‘Myth’, BN Ready For GE

Following UMNO’s consensus on dissolution of Parliament and a call for GE15 in the nearest time, UMNO President Datuk Seri...

Ft Umno Ft Umno
News1 day ago

Tajuddin & Alor Setar UMNO Chief Face 6 Year Suspension by Party For Going Against Leadership

It has just been reported that Member of Parliament for Pasir Salak, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman and Alor Setar Division...

Feat Image Umno Supreme Council Ge15 Feat Image Umno Supreme Council Ge15
News1 day ago

UMNO Wants GE15 This Year, Ismail Sabri Will Propose Parliament Dissolution Date To Agong Soon

General Election 15 (GE15) is likely to take place this year as UMNO Supreme Council yesterday announced that it has...

Ft Fire Ft Fire
News2 days ago

M’sian Lecturer Who Asked His Students to Fill Up Inappropriate Sexual Survey Gets Fired by Uni

Last month, a former student of a local university in Johor shared the traumatic experiences she had with her former...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY