Taiwanese Air Force (ROCAF)

Sandhi Yudha

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There seems to be no thread for the Taiwanese Air Force, so lets start with the first report.

AIDC announced recently on 2 March that its T-5 Yung Yin advanced jet trainer (AJT)/light fighter aircraft will soon be handed over to the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) to undergo operational testing and evaluation.

The T-5 is actually a modified version of the Ching Kuo F-CK-1 LIFT, but the engine is a Honeywell/ITEC F124, a non-afterburning version of the F125 installed in the Ching Kuo IDF.
The AIDC T-5 is expected to replace the service’s ageing AIDC AT-3 trainers by 2026.


Sandhi Yudha

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Taiwan has completed the first tranche of its F-16V Block 70/72 modernisation effort, upgrading the first 42 of its 142 Lockheed Martin F-16A/B Fighting Falcon combat aircraft to the latest standard under the Phoenix Rising programme.
The 142 F-16s are all part of the 150 F-16A/B Block 20 ordered in 1992, these were all delivered in 2001.