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.

 

Sandhi Yudha

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So the first 42 Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) F-16 multirole fighter aircraft from the article in the post above (post #2), which are recently upgraded to the latest F-16V standard, have entered service with the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Chiayi Air Base in central Taiwan.

The USD3.7 billion upgrade programme is slated for completion by the end of 2023.

 
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