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China deploys attack helicopter in Taiwan Strait same day US warship sails through

The Chinese military deployed multiple in the Strait on the same day a warship was sailing through the waterway.

On Tuesday, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense tweeted that three Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) helicopters, including a WZ-10 attack helicopter and two KA-28 anti-submarine warfare helicopters, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).

The Chinese military helicopter activity in the Taiwan Strait came on the same day the U.S. ’s 7th Fleet announced the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73) transited the strait. The 7th Fleet said the U.S. warship operated in an area “beyond the territorial sea of any coastal State” and demonstrated that the U.S. military “operates anywhere international law allows.” The 7th Fleet made no mention of the Chinese attack and anti-submarine warfare helicopters.

Newsweek reported Taiwanese military officials told Taiwese lawmakers on Wednesday that the Chinese attack helicopter

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