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Taiwan receives second advanced jet trainer

23rd December 2021 - 11:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The ROCAF welcomed the arrival of its second jet trainer in December. (CNA)

More T-5 trainers are set to roll off the production line next year, with the first two handed over in late 2021. The MQ-9B purchase is yet to go through, however.

The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) received its second indigenously developed and manufactured T-5 Yung Yin/Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer on 22 December.

Built by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in Taichung, and developed in collaboration with the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), this second aircraft with serial number ‘1102’ flew to Taitung Air Base in eastern Taiwan.

The trainer was accompanied by another T-5, a prototype flown by AIDC Chairman Hu Kai-hung. Hu, a former ROCAF pilot, said delivery of the second jet ensured AIDC had fulfilled its promise to deliver two aircraft to

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