According to a report by Taiwan United News Network and other Taiwan media on December 6, the latest report of Taiwan’s defense department announced that the Taiwan Air Force and the United States have now completed the performance improvement of 19 F-16V fighters, and it is planned to complete 22 deliveries by the end of the year. The department also claimed that after the performance of 142 F-16A/B fighters of the Taiwan Air Force will be able to form a land and air “kill chain” to deal with various air “threats” of the PLA. As a result, it was mocked by netizens on the island.
According to Taiwan media reports, Taiwan’s “Legislative Yuan Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee” will invite the Deputy Minister of Defense Department to give a special report on the 7th and prepare for questioning. In response to the performance improvement case of F-16A/B fighters, Taiwan’s defense department sent the report to the “Legislative Yuan” on the 4th.
Taiwan’s defense department reported that in order to improve the implementation efficiency of the war agency reform and performance improvement plan, the U.S. military project office, Lockheed Martin Company and the Air Force have cooperated with the structural reform plan to send personnel to Taichung Hanxiang Company, and use daily industrial progress to control the operation of the reform of various war agencies and seek improvement. Taiwan’s defense department said that 22 aircraft were planned to be delivered this year, and 19 had been handed over by December 4.
According to the report, the total amount of the performance improvement case of F-16A/B fighters reached NT$140.2 billion, with the goal of completing the 142-frame transformation of the whole fleet by 2023.
Taiwan’s defense department announced in the report that after completing the performance improvement, the F-16 fighter will use advanced avionics and digital weapons, combined with anti-aircraft firepower and land-based radar to form a “kill chain” through the Xun’s security system to respond to various air threats (good at dealing with various things) of the PLA.
In response to the statement of Taiwan’s defense department, Taiwan’s pro-green media Sanli News Network also hyped that “the Communist Army will be weak!
Regarding the statement of Taiwan’s defense department, there are many netizens on the island who satirize: “The F16 is originally a broken iron fighter, and it still needs to spend a lot of money to upgrade.” Some netizens also questioned that they were vulnerable, but they had been fantasized about fighting against the mainland?
In response to the recent widespread attention on US-Taiwan arms sales, Wu Xinbo, a professor at the Institute of International Studies of Fudan University, said on December 5 that Taiwan also understood that the purchase of American weapons was paying “protection fees”. U.S. and Taiwan arms sales are a combination of interests, but this combination is not reliable.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference held in October that the United States arms sales to Taiwan seriously violated the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués, especially the provisions of the August 17th Communiqué, interfered in China’s internal affairs, seriously damaged China’s sovereignty and security interests, and issued it to the separatist forces of “Taiwan independence”. The wrong signal seriously damaged Sino-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
Green media hype: PLA military aircraft entered the southwest airspace of Taiwan today, “uninterrupted this month”
Taiwan’s pro-green media “Liberty Times” reported on December 6 that PLA military aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest airspace at 8 am today (6th). “Taiwan” has not been interrupted. This is the tenth consecutive day in the near future.
The report claimed that, according to broadcast records, the PLA military plane entered the southwest airspace of Taiwan at 8:57 am today (6th) at an altitude of 4,000 meters (meters). The Taiwan Air Force was alerting in the air and broadcasting “removal”.
The “Freedom Times” also quoted statistics from the fan page of “Taiwan Southwest Airspace”. The PLA military aircraft entered Taiwan’s airspace for 6 days this month, and the 10th consecutive day recently.
However, according to news from the island’s green media “Sanli News Network” on the 5th, Taiwan’s defense department said that night, the People’s Liberation Army had 2 Y-8 aircraft entering southwestern Taiwan’s airspace on the 5th, namely Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft and Y-8 technical reconnaissance. machine. Taiwanese media said with emotion that since December, only one day on December 3 has not been relevant.
Regarding the appearance of PLA military planes in the Taiwan Strait, the press spokesperson of the Eastern Theater Command, Zhang Chunhui, Air Force Colonel Zhang Chunhui, said that Taiwan and its affiliated islands are a sacred and inalienable part of China’s territory, and the Chinese military’s combat readiness cruises are completely legitimate and legal. It is a necessary action to be taken in response to the current security situation across the Taiwan Strait and the maintenance of national sovereignty. The theater troops are determined and capable of defeating all “Taiwan independence” separatist activities, resolutely safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and resolutely maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.