Over the course of several years, the United States transferred 142 F-16 A / B fighters to Taiwan. This is the implementation of the US military assistance program to repel the Chinese aggression by Taiwan. The first squadron of the upgraded fighters will enter service on 18 November.
The rest of the aircraft will also be upgraded. For this, a maintenance center for fighters of this series was opened in the city of Taichung in 2020.
Also, the Taiwanese Air Force ordered 66 more F-16V fighters from the Pentagon. The transaction amount is $ 8 billion.