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Amid Chinese military threat, Taiwan unveils new F-16V fighter jets

Taipei [Taiwan]: Amid rising military threats from China, Taiwan on Thursday (local time) unveiled more than two dozen upgraded F-16 fighter jets – F-16V at the Chiayi base.The F-16s screamed across the sky at Chiayi Air Base on the island’s southwestern coast as pilots performed aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities of Taiwan’s first squadron of US-made F-16V, reported CNN. During the commissioning ceremony, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said the formation of a new F-16V combat wing has demonstrated the deepening friendship between the island and the US.“The Lockheed Martin team has provided us with a lot of assistance in completing the upgrade,” she said.“This not only signals the further progress of Taiwan-US friendship but also represents a firm commitment to Taiwan-US relations.”In the event of an air attack from China, F-16V fighter jets, or Viper will defend the island nation. The planes were…

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