China’s Y-20 Tanker Crosses Taiwan Strait In ‘Intrusion Debut’

China's new tanker is a variant of the Y-20 strategic transport, pictured here at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow.
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SINGAPORE—The Y-20U tanker variant of the Xian Y-20 strategic airlifter made its first appearance in the Taiwanese air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Nov. 28 as part of a 27-aircraft aerial armada. The show of force from China came on the same day as the arrival of a Baltic states delegation...
Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

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