Looks like they are going for J-7 style paint job.
American aggressor squadrons use F-16s to mimic MIG-29s, while an F-22 fighter wing usually has a T-38 red air squadron to provide aggressor training. These planes definitely don't portray modern red aircraft such as the Flanker perfectly, but they're used more so to train blue air pilots to go up against OPFOR red air tactics.Do they really believe PLA will use their 400 J-7 against them? When they have 1200+ J-20, Flankers and J-10?
Block II is hardly outdated. It's still being sold to other countries, albeit sometimes they want the extended range version. The standard Block II version is sufficient for Taiwan because it will still cover most of the Taiwan Strait.Just saw the news of US selling 400 harpoon missiles to Taiwan. Seems like a ripoff to me, such an outdated missile for so much money.
The main thing behind the sale isn't just the missiles, it's also the mobile launchers. The sale gives Taiwan 100 mobile platforms for the missiles. That will be difficult for the PLA to neutralise at the same time. 400 Harpoons, even Block II variants, are quite dangerous.Why would Taiwan buy harpoons when they produce missiles like HF2 and HF3? How does this change the situation?