Aircrafts of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) reportedly conducted rare nighttime exercises near the island of Taiwan on Monday, and mainland analysts on Tuesday predicted that similar drills will become more frequent if Taiwan secessionist forces remain stubborn and continue their secessionist activities. Multiple PLAAF aircrafts including the KJ-500 early warning aircraft and J-11 fighter jets conducted nighttime flight exercises at around 7:00 pm on Monday above the waters southwest of the island of Taiwan
This is the first time the PLAAF has conducted this kind of exercise at night. The PLAAF nighttime exercises showed that it is fully capable of launching military operations on the island at any time of a day. Similar drills are expected to become more frequent in order to let Taiwan secessionists get a clear idea of the power gap between the mainland and the island. The latest exercises near Taiwan came after concentrated PLAAF exercises On February 9 and 10, Taiwan media reported on Monday, citing Taiwan’s defense authority.