Taiwanese Pilots Feel the Pressure as Groups of up to 30 Chinese Fighters Cross the Line in Taiwan Strait
China is really putting the pressure on Taiwan’s Air Force and air defenses as they continue to test Taiwan’s resolve on a daily basis! This is yet ANOTHER HOT SPOT for war around the world! One has to wonder when Taiwan or China pulls the trigger.
‘CONSTANTLY ON EDGE’
This month alone, China’s drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait and exercising near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea.
Beijing regards Taiwan as a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control.
Taiwan’s air force has repeatedly scrambled to intercept Chinese jets. Though they have not flown over mainland Taiwan itself, the flights have ramped up pressure, both financial and physical, on Taiwan’s air force to ensure its aircraft are ready to go at any moment.
Visiting the Gangshan air base in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung, Tsai received a detailed account of how the maintenance crew is making sure Taiwan’s F-16 and other fighters are operating at peak performance. Read the rest of this story HERE on Reuters.
I will keep my eyes on things as always. God bless,