A Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jet takes off during a drill. The island has announced a special budget for new warplanes. Photo: EPA-EFE A Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jet takes off during a drill. The island has announced a special budget for new warplanes. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jet takes off during a drill. The island has announced a special budget for new warplanes. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan

Taiwan’s biggest defence budget includes US$1.4 billion for new warplanes

  • But the US$16.8 billion in overall military spending is a modest 5.2 per cent increase from 2021
  • The island is seeking to boost its defences as it faces growing threats from the People’s Liberation Army

Topic |   Taiwan
A Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jet takes off during a drill. The island has announced a special budget for new warplanes. Photo: EPA-EFE A Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jet takes off during a drill. The island has announced a special budget for new warplanes. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jet takes off during a drill. The island has announced a special budget for new warplanes. Photo: EPA-EFE
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