A People’s Liberation Army aircraft during military exercises on August 5, conducted shortly after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finished her trip to Taiwan. Image: Xinhua via AP
A People’s Liberation Army aircraft during military exercises on August 5, conducted shortly after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finished her trip to Taiwan. Image: Xinhua via AP

US Air Force general says more sophisticated fighter jets are needed to deter China

  • ‘We have departed the era of conventional overmatch,’ General Mark Kelly, the head of the Air Combat Command, says
  • Kelly says that the air force has 48 squadrons of ‘multirole’ fighters but needs 60, and that the shortages are most significant in the Pacific Air Forces

A People’s Liberation Army aircraft during military exercises on August 5, conducted shortly after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finished her trip to Taiwan. Image: Xinhua via AP
A People’s Liberation Army aircraft during military exercises on August 5, conducted shortly after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finished her trip to Taiwan. Image: Xinhua via AP
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