Thirteen years is a long time to wait for ordering a batch of F-16s. But at least Lockheed Martin has improved the type while Taiwan has cooled its heels—and brought it into technological alignment with an upgrade the island nation is applying to its old F-16s. So Taiwan’s planned acquisition of 66 additional fighters, approved in August, will result in a fairly homogeneous force of more than 200 aircraft. The start of F-16 Block 70 deliveries from the intended order looks ...

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