An upgrade of Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets to Viper standard is on schedule for completion by 2023, the island’s defence minister has assured parliament. Photo: EPA

Taiwan F-16 fighter jet upgrades on schedule, despite delays

  • Defence Minister tells parliament all problems with retrofitting programme have been solved
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An upgrade of Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets to Viper standard is on schedule for completion by 2023, the island’s defence minister has assured parliament. Photo: EPA
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.