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Taiwan unveils airborne AESA radar

18th August 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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Taiwan’s state-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has unveiled a new airborne active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

Unveiled at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE), held from 17-19 August, the AESA radar will outfit the new subsonic Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT), replacing Taiwan’s ageing AT-3 Tzu Chung and F-5 Tiger used for fighter jet training.

The AJT is a modification of the Indigenous Defence Fighter (IDF) built during the 1990s by the state-run Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC). The the airframe is restructured to achieve higher lift, longer loitering and better stability,

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Wendell Minnick

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Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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