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South Korea scrambles jets after Russia, China warplane flyover

Added 11-30-22 10:18:03am EST - “South Korea and Japan scrambled jet fighters on Wednesday when Chinese and Russian strategic bombers flew a joint patrol in the western Pacific in a show of military cooperation between the Moscow ?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “South Korea scrambles jets after Russia, China warplane flyover”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

South Korea scrambled its jet fighters on Wednesday after Chinese and Russian strategic bombers flew a joint patrol in its air defense zone in the western Pacific without warning early Wednesday morning. 

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the jets were deployed after two Chinese and six Russian planes breached South Korea’s air defense identification zone (KADIZ), the Yonhap News Agency reported. 

The planes entered and exited the KADIZ near the country’s southern and northeastern coasts. 

The military said the planes — two Chinese H-6 bombers, four Russian TU-95 bombers and two Russian SU-35 fighters — flew across the KADIZ but did not violate South Korea’s territorial airspace. 

“Our military deployed air force fighter jets even before Chinese and Russian aircraft entered the KADIZ to take tactical measures in case of contingency,” the ​the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

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