Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jets taxi along a runway during a drill in Chiayi in southwestern Taiwan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Taiwan’s Air Force pilots took part in a drill to simulate an interception of mainland aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ. Photo: AP Photo
Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jets taxi along a runway during a drill in Chiayi in southwestern Taiwan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Taiwan’s Air Force pilots took part in a drill to simulate an interception of mainland aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ. Photo: AP Photo
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Taiwanese air force stages drill to intercept mainland planes amid tensions

  • Three-day battle readiness exercise comes as Taipei complains of repeated missions by Beijing’s air force near the island
  • Island says Beijing’s ‘grey zone’ warfare is designed to wear out Taiwanese forces by making them repeatedly scramble, and also to test responses

Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jets taxi along a runway during a drill in Chiayi in southwestern Taiwan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Taiwan’s Air Force pilots took part in a drill to simulate an interception of mainland aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ. Photo: AP Photo
Taiwanese air force F-16V fighter jets taxi along a runway during a drill in Chiayi in southwestern Taiwan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Taiwan’s Air Force pilots took part in a drill to simulate an interception of mainland aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ. Photo: AP Photo
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