Date: Mar 06, 2017
Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan said in an interview with ‘Liberty 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]