China’s Su-27 Flankers intercept Japanese aircraft for the first time
Two Japanese aircraft flying over the East China Sea have been intercepted by People’s Liberation Army Air Force Su-27 Flanker jets for the first time.
According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force OP-3C and Japan Air Self-Defense Force YS-11EB were intercepted over the East China Sea by two PLAAF Su-27 Flankers.
Nothing really special, other than the first image of an armed Chinese Su-27 from an intercepted Japanese military aircraft.
Both close encounters occurred on May 24, at 11.00 and 12.00 AM LT.
Image credit: Japan’s MoD