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Taiwan Probably Won’t Get Stealth Fighters—Stealth Missiles Could Be The Next Best Thing

(Maj. Jacob Rohrbach, a pilot assigned to the 40th Flight Test Squadron, releases the first Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range from an F-16 over the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 19, 2018. Source: "U.S. Air Force" / Mater Sgt. Michael Jackson.")

By: David Axe | FORBES |

The Taiwanese air force is unlikely to get stealth fighters any time soon. But there’s a much likelier alternative. … “Stealthy, air-launched cruise missiles would give Taiwan’s air force a powerful punch it currently lacks,” said Ian Easton[.] … “Such missiles would also protect Taiwanese pilots from the PLA’s integrated air-defense systems, which are believed to be highly lethal.” …

Read the full article in Forbes.