INTERVIEW: Defense minister explains aircraft program

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 06, 2017

Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan said in an interview with ‘Liberty Times’

Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan gestures during an interview in Taipei on Feb. 18. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

(sister newspaper of the ‘Taipei Times’) staff reporter Tzou Jiing-wen that the ministry must make up for its ‘lost decade’ in developing locally made advanced training aircraft, adding that Taiwan’s greatest contribution to maintaining peace in the region would be to demonstrate to the world its willingness to defend itself

Liberty Times (LT): Why do you feel confident about your ability to implement the program to build indigenous advanced trainer jets?

Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬): I should explain this by telling you about my tenure at Aerospace Industrial Development Corp (AIDC, 漢翔航空工業).

I was the deputy chief of general staff and events developed normally, leading to my becoming AIDC chairman while holding my post at the general staff.   [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.