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Taiwanese JHMCS undergoes operational trials on F-16s

28th April 2023 - 00:43 GMT | by Roy Choo in Sydney


While ROCAF JHMCSs have been displayed a handful of times during displays and ceremonies, they have not been deployed operationally till recently. (Photo: Taiwan MND)

Operational test work on the JHMCS will go towards establishing procedures and standards for the wider ROCAF F-16 community.

Despite their initial public unveiling in November 2021, operational tests on Taiwan’s Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) on upgraded F-16V fighters have only just begun in recent weeks.

From mid-February, several F-16s from the Republic of China Air Force’s (ROCAF) Hualien-based 5th Tactical Composite Wing have been seen on sorties, with the aircraft configured with AIM-9X captive training rounds and the crew donning the JHMCS.

The sorties are known to be operational trials of the JHMCS focused on air-to-air missions.

Crews from the other ROCAF F-16 wing – the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) – have also been seen

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Roy Choo


Roy Choo

Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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