Taiwan is moving to strengthen its fighter force, raising with Washington the possibility of acquiring Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings while also scheduling modernization for more Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) F-CK-1 fighters. Further, the island is considering purchasing Boeing KC-135 tankers, apparently for a long-range strike capability, to hold Chinese targets at risk.  In another program, upgrades of Taiwanese F-16s are turning out to be harder than expected, says ...

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