Fighter jets test roads-to-runways strategy in Taiwan war games

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has praised the dramatic landing of three fighter jets on a makeshift runway in the rural southern county of Pingtung on Wednesday.The jets – an F-16, a French-made Mirage and a Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter – landed on the highway strip, one of five specially designed for rapid conversion from road to runway, as part of annual drills aimed at preparing for a possible attack from mainland Chinese forces. They were accompanied by an E-2 Hawkeye early…


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