Taiwanese Troops On Kinmen Shoot Down Civilian Chinese Drone For First Time
Taiwan’s military announced on Thursday that troops on Kinmen had shot down a civilian drone believed to have been flown from China earlier that day, the first time such a drone intruding into Taiwanese airspace has been shot down.
In a statement, the Kinmen Defense Command said that an unidentified civilian camera drone had been detected flying in a restricted area near Shi Island at 12:03 pm local time on Thursday. In keeping with recently publicized guidelines, troops garrisoned on the island fired off flares warning the drone operator before reporting the drone incursion to command. After the drone operator did not respond to further warnings to fly the drone out of the restricted area, the drone was shot down. No details were provided on how the drone was shot down.
The shootdown follows a disclosure by Kinmen Defense Command on Tuesday that troops on the island had…