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Taiwan wants to integrate an electronic warfare pod on its F-CK-1 Ching-kuo light aircraft

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The state-run Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, which manages the development of Taiwan's defense technologies, announced that the hundred Ching-kuo light fighters in service in Taiwan should soon be equipped with an electronic warfare pod developed locally.

During the 1980s, following Washington's refusal to export the F-16 and the F-20 Tigershark light fighter, Taiwan undertook to develop its own new generation light fighter, the F-CK-1 Ching-kuo or Indigenous DefenseFighter. Initially, 250 aircraft were planned , but the order was reduced to 130 aircraft after France and the United States authorized the sale of Mirage 2000s and F-16s.

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The Ching-kuo served as the basis for the development of the Brave Eagle, an advanced trainer aircraft intended for training F-16V pilots

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Fabrice Wolf
Fabrice Wolf
A former French naval aeronautics pilot, Fabrice is the editor and main author of the site. His areas of expertise are military aeronautics, defense economics, air and submarine warfare, and Akita inu.

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