This is not the first time this year that authorities spot this kind of illegal incursions into Venezuelan airspace. Such episodes are typical of illegal drug trafficking.
On July 8, Ceofanb reported that CODAI detected an aircraft with a U.S. hull number intruding on the national territory. According to protocols, military jets neutralized the privately-owned Hawker 800 plane.
A similar plane was downed by the Venezuelan military in June for purportedly carrying drugs.
Venezuela has a modern Chinese Radar system mounted on a mobile platform, which enables it to avoid being attacked after it detects enemy aircrafts. The Chinese made type JY-27 Wide Mat long-range early warning radar is claimed to detect stealth aircraft up to 500 km radius.