12 August 2020
The US air force is creating risks for passenger flights over the South China Sea with its close-in reconnaissance missions near the Chinese coast, a military source and observers have warned.
Dr Collin Koh, a Research fellow at RSIS said air traffic control departments around the world used radar-based Identification Friend or Foe signals to verify aircraft types, and safety issues should not be a concern if military aircraft kept a safe distance from civil flights. “Because the E-8C itself is also a large plane, the aircrew will be concerned about safety,” Koh said.
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Last updated on 12/08/2020