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Taiwan’s new AJT to take off in 2020

12th February 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


Taiwan kicked off its air force's advanced jet trainer (AJT) programme on 7 February. A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) and the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) to develop the XT-5 trainer.

The XT-5 will be designed by the NCSIST's Aeronautical Systems Research Division, and it will be manufactured by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC).

The new AJT will replace 49 AIDC AT-3 Tzu Chung advanced trainers and 25 Northrop/AIDC F-5E/F fighters that have been acting as lead-in fighter trainers for decades in the Republic of China Air

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Charles Au


Charles Au

Charles was born in Malaysia, but educated in Taiwan. He is currently based in the …

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