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NEWS | April 19, 2024

U.S. Navy Aircraft Transits the Taiwan Strait

By Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon transited the Taiwan Strait in international airspace on April 17 (local time).

By operating within the Taiwan Strait in accordance with international law, the United States upholds the navigational rights and freedoms of all nations. The aircraft's transit of the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the United States' commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails and operates anywhere international law allows.