Taiwan to receive first two F-16Vs by 2023: defense chief

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/12
By: Kuo Chien-shen, Fan Cheng-hsiang, Wang Yu-yang and Emerson Lim

Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) The first two of 66 F-16V fighter jets that Taiwan has purchased from the United States are expected to arrive in 2023, Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) said Tuesday during a legislative hearing.

The rest of the all-weather multi-role aircraft will be delivered in batches of four or five units between 2024 and 2026, Yen said.

The U.S. State Department approved the sale of the F-16 C/D Block 70 fighters, popularly known as the F-16V, on Aug. 20.

Taiwan's military said in late October that it received a draft letter of offer and acceptance (LOA), which is a contract between the U.S. military and a foreign military buyer, detailing its offer to sell the fighters.    [FULL  STORY]

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