Taiwan jets land on the highway during exercises in preparation for an attack on China


As the annual exercises peaked, Taiwanese fighter jets landed on a makeshift runway on a highway strip on Wednesday.

The exercises, overseen by President Tsai Ing-wen, were aimed at enhancing the skills of the security forces, who would come in handy when China attacks and targets Taiwan’s vulnerable air bases.

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As the annual exercises peaked, Taiwanese fighter jets landed on a makeshift runway on a highway strip on Wednesday.

The exercises, overseen by President Tsai Ing-wen, were aimed at enhancing the skills of the security forces, who would come in handy when China attacks and targets Taiwan’s vulnerable air bases.

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During the exercise, three fighters, an F-16, a French-made Mirage and an indigenous Ching-kuo defense fighter, as well as an E-2 Hawkeye early warning aircraft landed on a strip of freeway specially designed for converting a road into a take-off. and airstrip in rural southern Pingtung County.

Across the island, Taiwan has built five runways for emergency highways that can be operated in the event a Chinese attack destroys air bases. This means the Air Force will continue to be able to operate.

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The week-long Han Kuang exercises take place all over Taiwan. There exercises are carried out to practice the defense against a Chinese invasion, the protection of critical infrastructure and night operations.

On Facebook, Tsai wrote, “Such great combat skills and real combat comes from solid daily training and also demonstrates the confidence that the ROC Air Force has in defending its airspace.”

(With contributions from agencies)

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