Chinese Air Force Fly 16 Aircraft Through Malaysian Airspace in Large-Scale Exercise

KUALA LUMPUR – Sixteen aircraft from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force conducted a large-scale transport formation exercise over the South China Sea near...

RMAF said its radar station in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak detected the aircraft on Monday at 11:53 a.m. local time and that the aircraft were in a tactical trail formation spanning 60 kilometers, or…

  • Dzirhan Mahadzir
  • USNI

The aircraft were flying at a height of 23,000 to 27,000 feet and a speed of 290 knots through the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR) before crossing into the airspace of Malaysia’s EEZ and Kota Kinabalu FIR (KK FIR).

As the aircraft headed in the direction of Malaysia’s national airspace, the…

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