Mísseis chineses sobrevoam Taiwan
August 5, 2022 -
Pequim disparou vários mísseis balísticos Dongfeng para as águas em
redor de Taiwan nos maiores exercícios militares de sempre na região,
após a visita da presidente da Câmara dos Representantes dos EUA, Nancy Pelosi.
The missiles fired by the PLA’s Rocket Force are reportedly the DF-15B versions of China’s Dongfeng “East Wind” arsenal.
Although designed to carry conventional explosives, the DF-15B is probably capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
China's missile launches are causing disruption to shipping lanes and flights to and from Taiwan.
Ships have been forced to re-route, with days-long disruptions expected to have an impact on supply chains with delays to global shipping.
Some ballistic missiles fired by China appear to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Japanese defence minister Nobuo Kishi said.