US bombers enter Chinese air defence zone as Beijing’s navy mounts massive exercises

US bombers enter Chinese air defence zone as Beijing’s navy mounts massive exercises

The United States sent two long-range bombers into China’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday in an apparent show of force, as the Chinese navy conducted a series of simultaneous massive drills.

According to aviation tracker Aircraft Spots, two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers left Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on Tuesday morning and entered China’s ADIZ over the East China Sea.

Aircraft Spots said the bombers were refeulled in flight during the mission.

The B1-B has the biggest payload of any bomber and is a departure from the fighter jets and spy planes the American forces have sent before on missions so close to the Chinese coast.