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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Air Force denies reports of PLA missile lock-on

F-CK-1 Ching kuoThe The Air Force Command Headquarters rejected Monday as false and unfounded media reports suggesting that one of the Air Force's F-CK-1 (經國號戰機) jet fighters had been locked on by the People's Liberation Army's missile defense system during a routine patrol last year.

According to the media reports, the CK-1 jet fighter flying out of Tainan's 443rd Tactical Fighter Wing was locked on by China's S-300 surface-to-air missile battery in Longtian, Fujian Province, sometime last year, and that in response, the pilot immediately performed a tactical retreat to safety.

The squadron of CK-1 jet fighters was performing a routine patrol on the eastern portion of the median line of the Taiwan Strait, according to reports.

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