The “Han Kuang 2021 Military Exercise” was held in Pintung, Taiwan. Many journalists followed the exercise. The image of the exercise, which takes place every year and used as an intimidation in the Sino-Taiwanese tension, has been quite remarkable this year.
Taiwanese fighter jets held an emergency landing and take-off exercise on a highway for the first time.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) says military planes for the first time hold an emergency landing and take-off exercise on a highway in the Pingtung area to test the ability of pilots and planes to land on the narrow road in case of damage to the airstrip.
In a statement from the Taiwanese military, it was said that the pilots’ ability to land on the 24-meter-wide road was tested if the airstrip at Pingtung Air Base was severely damaged by enemy forces.
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In the statement, it was stated that such an exercise had been carried out for the first time on a highway with traffic lights and intersections.
The military exercises that China organized in waters near Taiwan, where it has a sovereignty dispute, in August, increased the tension between the two countries.
China held a military exercise in southern Taiwan on August 17.
On August 28, the US coastguard and warship crossed the Taiwan Strait, and this situation prompted a reaction from China.
Taiwan reported on September 6 that China, calling the passage of US ships through the strait an act of provocation, had violated the Air Defense Identification Site (ADIZ) with 19 fighter jets.