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The tiny island will have over 360 modern fighter jets,46 Mirage 2k, 207 F16 V and over 110 F-CK 1.....more than enough to deter Chinese aggression.
* no where near the amount to deter china
China out number them by 1:5

110 F-CK well..isnt good enough

What taiwan needs is 100-120 j35s

And ofcourse nuclear weapons
 

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* no where near the amount to deter china
China out number them by 1:5

110 F-CK well..isnt good enough

What taiwan needs is 100-120 j35s

And ofcourse nuclear weapons
The defender doesn't need to outgun the attacker but offer credible resistance. Even the FCK is currently being upgraded.....360 4th and 4+ gen fighters, of whome over 200 are F16s blk 70 is a deterrence for any would be aggressor out there, even China.

Btw, the CCCP has, between its Air Force and Navy some 850-900 4th,4+ and 5th gen fighters, so,as a whole they outnumber Taiwan 2.5 to 1,maybe 3/1 soon,not ×5 ,and, ofcourse they can't concentrate all of that solely on Taiwan.
 
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The tiny island will have over 360 modern fighter jets,46 Mirage 2k, 207 F16 V and over 110 F-CK 1.....more than enough to deter Chinese aggression.
Kashgar airbase is 4,500+ km from Taiwan. F-16 without aerial refueling tankers and air launched cruise missiles don't have range to retaliate. Taiwan needs aerial refueling tankers and air launched cruise missiles to be able to counter strategic bomber strikes from Kashgar airbase.

Btw, the CCCP has, between its Air Force and Navy some 850-900 4th,4+ and 5th gen fighters, so,as a whole they outnumber Taiwan 2.5 to 1,maybe 3/1 soon,not ×5 ,and, ofcourse they can't concentrate all of that solely on Taiwan.
CCCP uses all airbases except for Kashgar airbase for air defense. Strategic bombers at Kashgar airbase are used for striking Taiwan infrastructure.

The defender doesn't need to outgun the attacker but offer credible resistance. Even the FCK is currently being upgraded.....360 4th and 4+ gen fighters, of whome over 200 are F16s blk 70 is a deterrence for any would be aggressor out there, even China.
Offense is the best defense. No power can win a war on defense alone. Even the mighty Osaka castle fell.

 
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Taiwan currently has 66 new F-16Vs on order with the United States. (Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images)



MELBOURNE, Australia — Taiwan is ready to deploy its upgraded Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets for operational missions, with the program to upgrade the entire fleet on track for completion by 2023, according to the Air Force chief of staff.

Lt. Gen. Huang Chih-Wei was addressing lawmakers at Taiwan’s parliament, the Legislative Yuan, when he confirmed that 42 F-16s are upgraded to the F-16V standard. A formal handover ceremony is scheduled for later this month, with President Tsai Ing-wen in attendance.

The upgraded jets, which will be fitted with an active electronically scanned array radar, will go to the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing at Chiayi on Taiwan’s west coast, where the aircraft will become the Air Force’s most capable combat aircraft.


The upgrade program will see a total of 141 F-16s refurbished by Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation, or AIDC, with support from Lockheed Martin.

The upgraded F-16s are equipped with Northrop Grumman’s AN/APG-83 scalable agile beam radar, a new mission computer and upgraded electronic warfare equipment. Taiwan originally requested upgrade packages for 145 F-16s in 2011, but that number was reduced due to attrition.

Taiwan is considered a renegade province by China, which had vowed to reunite the island with the mainland by force if necessary. Taiwan currently has 66 new F-16Vs on order with the United States. Taiwan’s Air Force also operates French-built Dassault Mirage 2000 and indigenous AIDC F-CK-1 fighter jets, and has in recent months been heavily engaged in intercepting and investigating Chinese military aircraft crossing into its air defense identification zone.
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The defender doesn't need to outgun the attacker but offer credible resistance. Even the FCK is currently being upgraded.....360 4th and 4+ gen fighters, of whome over 200 are F16s blk 70 is a deterrence for any would be aggressor out there, even China.

Btw, the CCCP has, between its Air Force and Navy some 850-900 4th,4+ and 5th gen fighters, so,as a whole they outnumber Taiwan 2.5 to 1,maybe 3/1 soon,not ×5 ,and, ofcourse they can't concentrate all of that solely on Taiwan.
the US only outnumbered Iraq 3:1 in the Gulf War but had 10 more E-3 AWACs than the Iraqis. It was a slaughter as the Iraqis were flying blind, deaf, mute and alone.

PLAAF has 40 more AWACs than Taiwan. Taiwanese pilots will have no idea where they are until they hear a missile approach warning and then - black.
 

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