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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) Taiwan plans to build 66 Canada Goose Online jet trainer aircraft, with a scheduled maiden flight by canada goose store 2020, to bolster defences against China which canada goose clearance sale has never renounced the use of force to take back what it sees as its territory.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing wen attends a lunch with servicemen at the Defense Ministry in Taipei, Taiwan buy canada goose jacket January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Taiwan Military News Agency/Handout via canada goose black friday sale REUTERS

The fleet of 66 Canada Goose Outlet aircraft will be delivered by 2026, the National Chung shan Institute of Science and Technology, a quasi defence ministry research agency, said on Tuesday.

over T$68 billion ($2.19 billion) in new model advanced jet trainers, not only lays the foundation for the development of our canadian goose jacket future air combat capability, but 2018 canada goose outlet also lets our aerospace industry continue to develop, Taiwan President Tsai Ing wen said at a signing ceremony for the project.

The jets will be developed jointly by the institute, defence ministry and Aerospace Industrial Development Corp, the island sole military jet maker.

Taiwan jet making capabilities have for nearly 30 years with its aerospace industry Canada Goose Jackets falling behind other countries, Tsai said, referring to Canada Goose Parka the Indigenous Defence Fighters (IDFs) combat aircraft Taiwan developed and produced in the 1990s. The programme ended in 1999 2000.

do not have another 30 years to waste, Tsai said.

In its latest canada goose coats on sale 2017 budget, the defence canada goose outlet toronto factory ministry said it planned Canada Goose Coats On Sale to spend T$68.6 billion over 12 years developing its own jet trainers.

Jet trainers are also called light attack canada goose deals aircraft although Taiwan says its jet trainers will only be used to prepare pilots for combat aircraft.

Taiwan, isolated diplomatically and reliant on the arconserve United States as its only arms supplier, has struggled to maintain modern military wares in the face of China growing might across the 180 km wide (112 mile) Taiwan Strait to its west.

In late December 2016 canada goose outlet store locations and cheap Canada Goose early January this year, China rattled Taipei when it buy canada goose jacket cheap sailed its sole aircraft carrier around canada goose the island for what Beijing said were routine drills.

Beijing linked site distrusts Tsai canada goose coats and her independence leaning ruling government, and sees moves toward independence as a reason to forcibly take control of Taiwan.

Tsai push to build Taiwan defence industry is also aimed at increasing technological know how and boost economic growth at home, but technology transfer from allies will be critical to the success of the indigenous aircraft programme. Wu; Editing by Michael Perry Canada Goose online.