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Taiwan upgrades dozens of fighter jets

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Taiwan plans to complete the first stage of an ambitious plan to upgrade its fighter jet force by the end of 2013, in an effort to maintain a credible deterrent against China into the 2030s. 

A fleet of four Taiwan-made Indigenous Defensive Fighters fly in formation over the northern Taoyuan airbase on 15 August, 2004. Taiwan's Indigenous Defence Fighters (IDFs). Taiwan plans to complete the first stage of an ambitious plan to upgrade its fighter jet force by the end of 2013, in an effort to maintain a credible deterrent against China into the 2030s.

Some 60 of Taiwan's Indigenous Defence Fighters (IDFs) will be upgraded and ready for deployment within 12 months, according to a report submitted to parliament by the defence ministry.

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