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Taiwan rolls out jet trainer prototype

25th September 2019 - 06:04 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei

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The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) rolled out a prototype of Taiwan’s new advanced jet trainer (AJT) on 24 September, in a ceremony witnessed by high-level officials from the government and the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF).

Modified from the in-service F-CK-1 fighter (also known as the Indigenous Defense Fighter, or IDF), the new trainer has been nicknamed Brave Hawk. The aircraft is a joint effort by AIDC, National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology and the ROCAF’s development department.

The platform, unofficially called the T-5, has been designed as a modern trainer to meet the requirements of future

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