Taiwan’s second squadron of US - made Apache AH - 64E attack helicopters has gone into service as tensions build with Beijing.
The 15 helicopters, known as the “tank busters”, were commissioned on Tuesday and joined the first batch of 14 AH - 64Es.
Two US - made AH - 64E Apache attack helicopters are put through their paces at the commissioning ceremony near Taoyuan on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing - wen said the commissioning of the Apaches was “an important milestone” in meeting the island’s “multiple deterrence” strategy to counter an invasion.