Taiwan officials said the units purchased before the F-35 than the F16C/D fighter is more practical
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Global Network reporter high Hui reported that the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has pointed out that the Taiwan Air Force aging aircraft, air defense capacities. In response, Taiwan’s former “deputy air force commander,” Li Gui made that the air defense of Taiwan is the biggest problem facing the runway safety. Therefore, it can take off and land vertically Taiwan Air Force F35 is hope for the future. He said the Taiwan authorities should be to secure the purchase of F35, rather than the F16C/D fighter.
According to Taiwan media reports, the United States for Taiwan to actively purchase F16C/D fighter sensitive time, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency 21, a report that Taiwan’s old Air Force fighters, air defense capacities. In this regard, Li Gui-fat 23 that Taiwan’s air defenses and the biggest problem is too close to the mainland from Taiwan. But Taiwan’s security but no ability to ensure the runway to allow Taiwan’s military aircraft taking off and landing smoothly.
reported that Li Gui hair said, “There is a marine type of the F35 can be short field take off and vertical landing, and I think this is the Air Force hope for the future. Not to spend NT $ 150 billion The money wasted to buy F16C/D. Taiwan now F16A/B or Mirage fighters was bought ten years. fighter with 30 years of life there is no problem. to do all the political forces should fight and financial non-F35 do not buy! “
Gui made that the current “Defense Ministry” from the “minister” to two “Deputy Minister” and “chief of staff” is not an Air Force general background, the horse has been mistakenly thought the F16C/D can be effective settlement of the Taiwan air defense security.