‘PARTNERS’:AIT Director Brent Christensen attended the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition and commended Taiwan on its investments
Date: Aug 16, 2019
By: Aaron Tu and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 jets fromthe US and expressed the hope that Washington would reach a decision on the sale, as she tried out an F-16 flight simulator at the opening of the Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition.
Tsai gave a speech at the opening ceremony at the Taipei World Trade Center’s Exhibition Hall 1 and toured the defense pavilion, where she viewed the indigenous Jian Hsiang anti-radiation drone, the Teng Yun medium-altitude long-endurance drone and experienced the F-16 simulator.
“I tried the F-16 simulator a while ago. We need to constantly enhance our air defense capability,” she said in an interview after the tour. “I hope we can have more F-16 jets.”
“I also hope that the US government can make a decision after they complete their internal process,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]