By: Lu Hsin-huei and Ted Chen
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) The The Air Force Command Headquarters rejected
Monday as false and unfounded media reports suggesting that one of the Air Force’s F-CK-1 (經國號戰機) jet fighters had been locked on by the People’s Liberation Army’s missile defense system during a routine patrol last year.
According to the media reports, the CK-1 jet fighter flying out of Tainan’s 443rd Tactical Fighter Wing was locked on by China’s S-300 surface-to-air missile battery in Longtian, Fujian Province, sometime last year, and that in response, the pilot immediately performed a tactical retreat to safety. [FULL STORY]