This post was edited by Mmmmmoto at 2013-7-25 10:32|
A defense minister of Japan claimed that Chinese early warning airplane “Y8” had flied across the high sea airspace between Okinawa and Miyako, namely the first island chain on July 24, which had caused Japanese flighter airplane flying to the sky in emergency preparing for defence.
The first island chain refers to the first chain of major archipelagos out from the East Asian continental mainland coast. Principally composed of the Kuril Islands, Japanese Archipelago, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the northern Philippines, and Borneo; from the Kamchatka Peninsula to the Malay Peninsula.
the early warning airplane "Y8"