Number of Taiwan media: in response to PLA fighters, the Taiwan air force sent out another 1624 sorties in half a month

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 Number of Taiwan media: in response to PLA fighters, the Taiwan air force sent out another 1624 sorties in half a month


Taiwans Central News Agency reported that the Communist army has recently invaded Taiwans Air Defense Identification Zone and frequently crossed Taiwans middle line of the Taiwan Strait. According to the real-time military dynamic zone published by Taiwans Defense Department, the Communist army has harassed Taiwan for the 22nd time since September 16 to October 21.

Pla-8 anti submarine aircraft. Source: Official Website of Taiwan Defense Department

According to the report, Yan Defa, head of Taiwans Defense Department, went to the Legislative Yuans foreign affairs and National Defense Commission at 9:00 a.m. to give a project report and prepare questions. Since Yan Defa and Tsai ing Wen held a military meeting at noon, general Zhang zhepang, Vice Minister of military affairs of Taiwans Defense Department, took the place of General Zhang zhepang.

Gao Jiayu, a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is concerned about the situation in which the Taiwan army has dispatched warplanes to intercept common planes. Zhang Zheping said that the interception ratio of the total aircraft and Taiwans air force was about 1:2.13; Huang Zhiwei, chief of staff of Taiwans air force, said that from the beginning of this year to October 21, the air force had dispatched 4596 sorties corresponding to the total aircraft. Compared with the 2972 sorties counted on October 7, 1624 sorties were increased.

Yan Defa said on October 7 that so far this year, Taiwans air force fighters have sent 2972 surveillance and interception sorties against the enemy situation threat around Taiwan, costing about 25.5 billion yuan.

In terms of cost, Huang Zhiwei said that from the beginning of this year to September, if the maintenance and fuel costs of the air force type III main fighters and support aircraft were increased by 470 million yuan (New Taiwan dollars, the same below) compared with last year. It is estimated that by the end of this year, if the number of flights around the mainland increases, it will increase by about 630 million yuan over last year. Jiang Zhengguo, deputy chief of the logistics staff office of Taiwans Defense Department, added that according to the regional situation, the budget for maintenance and repair is expected to increase by 2 billion yuan next year, and that for fuel oil will be increased by 1 billion yuan.

According to the previous report of China time news network, the tension between the two sides of the Strait has led to the expansion of Taiwans defense budget. On September 29, Su Zhenchang, the head of Taiwans executive body, made a report on the 2021 general budget in Taiwans legislature. Among them, 366.8 billion yuan of defense budget, accounting for 17% of the total budget, ranks first among all kinds of budgets. If we add in the special budget of 29 billion yuan for the purchase of fighters, the overall scale is close to 400 billion yuan, an increase of 39.6 billion yuan or 11.1% over the previous year.

At that time, some netizens on the island commented that they could not win the fight, and the people were in dire straits. A kind of

Regarding the presence of PLA military aircraft in the Taiwan Strait, air force commander Zhang Chunhui, a spokesman for the eastern theater, said that Taiwan and its affiliated islands are a sacred and inseparable part of Chinas territory, and that Chinas armed forces combat readiness cruise is completely legitimate and legal, and is a necessary action to be taken in response to the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and to safeguard national sovereignty. The theater forces are determined and capable of thwarting all separatist activities of Taiwan independence, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and resolutely safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait region.

In addition, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the state Taiwan Affairs Office, pointed out that the mainland and Taiwan belong to the same China, and Taiwan is a sacred and inseparable part of China. There is no such a line between the two sides of the Strait. The relevant war training activities of the PLA are necessary actions to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.