A Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter jet takes off from a converted highway in southern Taiwan as part of the island’s annual military exercises. Photo: CNA A Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter jet takes off from a converted highway in southern Taiwan as part of the island’s annual military exercises. Photo: CNA
A Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter jet takes off from a converted highway in southern Taiwan as part of the island’s annual military exercises. Photo: CNA
Taiwan

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

  • Dramatic landing on makeshift runway is latest in the island’s annual week-long war games
  • There are five highways which can be converted quickly into landing strips in case of possible attack on Taiwanese airbases

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A Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter jet takes off from a converted highway in southern Taiwan as part of the island’s annual military exercises. Photo: CNA A Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter jet takes off from a converted highway in southern Taiwan as part of the island’s annual military exercises. Photo: CNA
A Ching-kuo indigenous defence fighter jet takes off from a converted highway in southern Taiwan as part of the island’s annual military exercises. Photo: CNA
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