Taiwan shows off Its upgraded F-16 fighters supplied by US


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# 18 November 2021 23:58 (UTC +04:00)

Taiwan’s head, Tsai Ing-wen, has demonstrated the air force's 64 newly upgraded F-16V fighters, which are currently stationed at the military base in Chiayi located in the west of the island, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to the AP's report, another 141 F-16 A/B jets that Taiwan still operates will also be retrofitted by the end of 2023.

"I believe that as long as we adhere to the values of democracy and freedom, there will be more like-minded countries standing on the same front with us", Tsai Ing-wen said.

The upgraded F-16Vs still remain in the fourth-generation class of jets, as major global powers, including China and the US, slowly switch to stealthier fifth-generation fighters.