Taiwan Needs Additional F-16s

// May 12th, 2010 // The plane

Taiwan needs as many as 66 more Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16 fighter jets to counter China’s growing air defense and attack capability.

The Obama administration has about a year to make a decision before Lockheed Martin produces the last planes on contract, the council said.
“With the last F-16s under contract slated to be delivered by the end of 2013, and given the 36-month manufacturing lead time, the production could be forced to close before a decision is made,” the report said. “The window for Taiwan to purchase new-built F-16s is closing rapidly.”

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