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Taiwan jet trainer delayed 10 years

25th November 2016 - 04:19 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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The indigenous defence manufacturing policy of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will delay the air force's acquisition of 66 advanced jet trainers (AJT) to replace the ageing AT-3 by at least a decade, Taipei defence industry sources said.

The Legislative Yuan agreed on 17 November to the delay on the condition that the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) meet a deadline of September 2019 to come up with a 'purely indigenous design' that the local aircraft manufacturer, Aerospace Industry Development Corporation (AIDC), was capable of building.  If not, the air force had permission to ferret out a foreign …

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