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

The Chungshan State Institute of Science and Technology, which manages the development of Taiwanese defense technologies, announced that the XNUMX or so Ching-kuo light fighters serving in Taiwan should soon be equipped with an electronic warfare pod locally developed.

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

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

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