Fighter jets and other combat aircraft will use Taiwan’s main highway as an emergency airstrip during military exercises.
By: Central News Agency
Fighter jets and other combat aircraft will use Taiwan’s main highway as an emergency airstrip Tuesday (May 18), during this year’s Han Kuang series of military exercises.
The aircraft will practice emergency take-offs and landings in the central county of Changhua, on the Huatan section of the main north-south National Freeway No. 1 that runs along the island’s west coast. The aircraft drill will be part of a series of live-fire exercises staged over five days, starting on Monday.
The Han Kuang exercises, Taiwan’s most important war games, are held each year to test the combat capabilities of all branches of the armed forces, in the face of a continued military threat from China.
The landing and takeoff drill is an important part of the combat training for the Air Force in the event of an attack by China, the Air Force said in a statement. [FULL STORY]